The 2010 Ohio Auditor of State's Performance Audit recommended that the District develop a clearly written, multi-year plan that provides vision and direction for its board and employees. In response to this recommendation, the District made a commitment in early 2010 to formalize its process to create a more comprehensive strategic plan to communication to the community and district employees.
After choosing to embark on a formalized strategic planning process, the District determined that a critical first step was to obtain input from various stakeholders in both the public and private sectors. The District engaged volunteer facilitators from American Electric Power and the District's Community Advisory Group, who had experience with various types of stakeholder engagement, to assist the District in defining and implementing a stakeholder engagement process. For more information on the process, please review the Summary of Stakeholder Comments.