Three Year Strategic Plan
The Sonoma County Community Development Commission has developed a new three-year strategic plan to identify its role within the County of Sonoma and to guide its work efforts in a rapidly changing environment. The long-standing affordable housing shortage in the region, made significantly worse by the 2017 wildfires, has increased demands on the Commission beyond its historic role. In order to meet these increasing demands responsibly and serve greater numbers of vulnerable Sonoma County residents, the Commission – with full support of the Board of Commissioners – has spent the last several years increasing capacity and deepening collaboration across multiple sectors. While these efforts have resulted in many successes for the community, they have not been carried out within a strategic framework, nor with the needed clarity of purpose for its longer-term role and value within Sonoma County. This strategic plan provides that framework. Broadly, its goals are to foster a strong staff team, to build trust throughout the community, and to create better pathways to permanent, stable, and supported housing for those who need it.