The Strategic Plan Goals reflect the Board of Commissioners' vision for Dakota County and are meant to guide the work of the County and to provide direction and context for the work of staff. The goals are as follows:
A great place to live
- Dakota County strives to be a welcoming place where all people are safe, have opportunities to thrive, and enjoy a high lifelong quality of life.
A healthy environment with quality natural areas
- Dakota County protects and maintains natural resources for the health and enjoyment of current and future residents.
A successful place for business and jobs
- Dakota County fosters business and employment success through modern infrastructure, low taxes, and a prepared, connected workforce.
Excellence in public service
- Dakota County demonstrates sound stewardship of human and financial resources, communicates and engages with the public, and innovates and collaborates to provide excellent service.
In addition, Dakota County maintains a set of key
community indicators and performance measures associated with the revised Strategic Plan Goals. This information helps Dakota County monitor the trend, over time, of things Dakota County cares about, as well as information regarding the performance of the services that we provide.