Advisory Committee Workshop Johnson County Park and Recreation District Strategic Plan MAP 2020 Update Stakeholder Workshop September 23, 2014 1. Meeting Summary The Advisory Committee met for the first time on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at the JCPRD Administrative Building in Shawnee Mission Park in a joint meeting with the Working Committee. Within the overall Johnson County Park & Recreation District strategic update planning process, the Advisory Committee will function as engaged participants, sounding board, and community liaisons and resources. The meeting included a review Advisory Committee roles, meeting schedule, and strategic planning progress. The meeting also contained a workshop in which attendants participated in a S.W.O.T. Analysis exercise and identified key priorities for the future of Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Below is a summary of meeting attendees and the input received during the S.W.O.T. Analysis workshop. 2. S.W.O.T This exercise is a structured planning tool which evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of or related to an organization. The discussion generated by these four analysis elements identifies internal and external helpful and harmful factors which will inform future strategic recommendations. The responses represent the exact wording of stakeholder feedback given but have been organized by the planning team by theme. Notes from the planning team are shown in brackets. Strengths Reputation and Credibility • Community recognition of value of green space, parks, trails • Safe Parks • Reputation for quality programs, facilities • Good Reputation • Locally appreciated; nationally acclaimed • Credible/trusted provider (i.e. govt.) • Credibility of the park district • Historically – strong community support for parks, trails and recreation • Users generally have a positive perception of the park and rec system in JoCo • Community support • Respect within the community • Accredited Agency Established Programs/Functions and Institutional Knowledge • Already here • Programs • Map 2020 • Childcare • Highly developed parks and programs; able to learn and glean from our previous experience • Provider of open space • Natural resource management • Fitness programs, resources • Outdoor education • System • In depth institutional knowledge Workforce /Personnel • Quality of staff • Qualified staff • Talented, dedicated staff • Enthusiastic work force • Quality and loyalty of JCPRD personnel • Very passionate and committed staff • Park police who engage with patrons and create a high sense of confidence/safety • Knowledgeable, engaged staff • Creative and dedicated staff
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Appendix to the Legacy Plan approved by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners on behalf of the citizens of Johnson County, KS.