Before participating in this discussion, read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook and view the video Overview of the Strategic Planning Process. Introduce yourself and share your professional goals, as well as whether you are in the MBA concentration or certificate program.

Imagine that you are the Planning Commission Director of Orange County and the County Administrator asks you to develop a memorandum to justify the new strategic plan for the County Commissioners. Outline your rationale using the textbook’s strategic change cycle model, located in Chapter 2, Figure 2.1. In a memorandum, demonstrate how the plan will address mandates and prioritize strategic issues. Who would you identify as key stakeholders for the initial agreement? How does strategic planning affect the viability of government services within your community?

In your responses to classmates, provide an additional idea regarding the increased viability of that government service.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document