COMMUNITY SERVICE GOALS

 

CSG-1 Enhance the quality of life in Highland County through organizations, clubs, and agencies that plan and execute

            a wide range of services to the community.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OBJECTIVES

 

CSO-1 Support local clubs, organizations, and agencies recognizing their importance to the community’s quality of life.

           

CSO-2 Encourage partnerships and conversation between clubs, organizations, and agencies, in order to leverage

            resources.

 

CSO-3 Recognize the importance of volunteers to Highland County.

 

 

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROPOSED METHODS OF ASSISTING THE COUNTY IN ACHIEVING ITS COMMUNITY SERVICE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE STRATEGIES

TARGET DATE

RESPONSIBILITY

 

CSS-1 Invite all community

           organizations to share their long

           range plans and identify areas of

           technical assistance they need.

          

 

2012

 

Economic Development Authority

 

CSS-2 Utilize resources such as

            Americorps, VISTA, Sr. Corps

            programs.

 

 

 

Continuous

The Highland Center and Pocahontas Communications Cooperative

 

CSS-3 Reinstate Highland Executive

           Committee to facilitate partnership

           opportunities and shared/leveraged

           resources.

    

 

 

2012

 

 

Economic Development Authority

 

CSS-4 Offer regulatory and resource

            development workshops for

            community organizations.

 

 

 

2014

 

 

The Highland Center

 

CSS-5 Execute strategic plan of the

           Highland Medical Center board to

           offer fullest medical care possible

           to the community.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland Medical Center Board

 

CSS-6 Continue to apply for grant

            monies from DEQ and other

            sources to provide recycling

            services.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

County Administrator

 

CSS-7 Execute long range plans to

            increase services and public use

            of Highland County Public

            Library.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland County Public Library

 

CSS-8 Execute long range plans to assess

           and replace equipment; recruit and

           train volunteers to provide fire

           protection to county property

           owners.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland County VFD

McDowell VFD

Bolar VFD

 

CSS-9 Execute long range plans to

             recruit and train volunteers;

             acquire a building to house both

             units and a training facility for

             rapid response to squad calls in

             Highland County.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

Highland County Volunteer Rescue Squad

 

CSS-10 Maintain Highland County

             resident to serve on Jackson

             River Chapter of the American

             Red Cross.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland Emergency Management Coordinator

 

CSS-11 Continue to encourage further

             development of the pool and

             recreation facilities.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

Highland County Recreation Commission

 

CSS-12 Continue to encourage citizens to

             coordinate with US Forest

             Service and VA Dept. of Game

             and Fisheries to allow for more

             recreational development on

             public land.

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

Highland County Board of Supervisors

 

CSS-13 Execute long range plan to

             rehabilitate The Highland Center

             to both preserve the historic

             building and make it more

             serviceable as an economic

             development tool.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

The Highland Center Board

 

CSS-14 Continue counseling services to

             businesses and non-profit

             organizations.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

The Highland Center

 

CSS-15 Continue efforts to increase

              tourism in the community

              through events, festivals, and

              new year-round tourism

              opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

Highland County Chamber of Commerce

 

CSS-16 Execute plans and programs

             focused on agriculture and

             natural resources, 4-H youth

             development, and family &

             consumer sciences.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension

 

CSS-17 Continue services to County

             residents to have stray animals

             adopted and to prevent strays

             through spay/neuter program.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland SPCA Board

 

CSS-18 Continue activities that promote

             arts and provide cultural

             enrichment for the community.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Highland County Arts Council

 

CSS-19 Continue activities to offer

             educational programs and

             continue phased approach to

             rehabilitation of The Mansion

             House which houses the

             Highland County Museum and

             Heritage Center.

 

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

 

 

Highland Historical Society

 

CSS-20 Continue to explore ways to

              assure funding to provide full

              services to Highland County’s

              citizens who are 60 years and

              older.

 

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

VPAS Board,

Highland Senior Advisory Committee,

Friends of Highland Seniors

 

CSS-21 Continue radio coverage to

              Highland County through

              regular and special emergency

              programming.

 

 

 

Continuous

Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Board,

WVLS Steering Committee and Advisory Committee

 

 

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