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County to hold strategic planning retreat Aug. 7
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The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners announced they would hold a day-long strategic planning retreat Aug. 7 in Henry County.

The retreat and planning session, which is open to the public, will begin at 9 a.m., with a one-hour break for lunch, and is expected to adjourn around 3 p.m. This meeting will be held at the Nash Carriage House located at 4361 Jonesboro Road, Hampton (Henry County).

The tentative agenda and expectations of this strategic planning session are as follows:

Morning Session
• Understand expectations
• Build teamwork and cooperation
• Establish/review vision, mission, organizational values
• Conduct SWOT analysis (Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
• Identify major issues
• Establish of "common ground" guidelines
• Gain consensus from elected officials
• Identify key strategies, goals, breakthrough projects
• Begin to develop the initial plan
• Organize sequence of actions
• Establish next steps


Afternoon Session
• Improved teamwork
• A clear sense of purpose, direction and priorities
• Become a role model for other county governments
• Increased trust and respect with community
• Cooperative attitude
• Improved communication and cooperation
• A unified method of solving problems
• Methodology for prioritizing and managing projects
• Increased customer satisfaction

For more information, contact County Clerk Jennifer Rutledge at 770-278-7001 or