New Hanover County Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2028

On July 17, 2023, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners adopted the county's new five-year strategic plan that will help guide the county’s operations, services, and initiatives from Fiscal Years 2024-2028. This is the third strategic plan adopted by New Hanover County; the first strategic plan was implemented from 2012 to 2017.

The plan was developed in part from priorities identified by the Board of Commissioners, community partners, and results from the Community Survey shared in early 2023.

The focus areas defined by the new strategic plan are:

  • Workforce and Economic Development
  • Community Safety and Well-being
  • Sustainable Land Use and Environmental Stewardship 

Additionally, the plan features a foundational basis for operating county government under the model of good governance, which centers around effective county management, strong financial performance and responsible stewardship.

To monitor the plan’s effectiveness, key metrics have been established for each of these focus areas. These specific, data-driven targets will be monitored and adjusted, as needed, over the next five years to ensure we deliver on our commitment to this community. Stay tuned to this page for updates on our progress and other ways you can engage in planning for New Hanover County's future.

Click here to download or view the full NHC Fiscal Year 2024-2028 Strategic Plan.

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