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* 1. What is your relationship with GWRC?

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* 2. The mission of GWRC is to coordinate planning to ensure economic competitiveness, reduce redundancy in government, improve efficiency, enhance services and improve implementation time of regional projects.

When thinking about the current mission statement, does GWRC’s work in the community align with its mission?

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* 3. The vision of GWRC is "The George Washington Region {and its member localities) will be a high performing, economically competitive and attractive region to both residents and visitors by promoting and supporting intra-regional cooperation in economic and tourism development, environmental management, effective public safety radio communications and Internet access, and affordable housing and coordinated human services for all the citizenry of the region."

When thinking about the current vision statement, does GWRC’s vision statement align with what the organization is to become in the future?

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* 4. GWRC’s core regional values are:

1. The preservation and enhancement of the quality of life and natural landscape of the George Washington Region.

2. The protection and enhancement of the natural resources (air and water) that sustain life and contribute to the well-being of the citizenry of the Region (see Article 11, Virginia Constitution).

3. The promotion of the economic prosperity of and economic opportunity for the residents of the Region.

4. The protection of individual values, opportunities, and rights to respect individual freedoms guaranteed by our Nation's and State's Constitutions.

5. The recognition and preservation, to the maximum practical extent, of the significant historic and cultural resources which reflect the foundation of and traditions cherished by our modern society.

6. The Region values cost-effective and efficient administration of government at all levels and the delivery of high-quality government services to the residents of the Region.

7. The enhancement of transportation and other public infrastructure and services necessary to meet the current and future needs of the Region's population and to sustain and promote the economic well-being and the quality of life of the residents of the Region.

Do GWRC’s core values align with the organization?

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* 5. Does GWRC have the right governance structure and right level of local government participation to fulfill its mission/vision?

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* 6. What changes in governance structure or local government participation, if any, would you recommend?

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* 7. What are GWRC’s greatest strengths (factors that put GWRC at a competitive advantage)?

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* 8. When thinking about the GWRC, it is considered a strong partner in the community and a resource to advance regional initiatives.

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* 9. GWRC is considered a leader in convening conversations about matters of regional importance.

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* 10. Should GWRC be the leader in identifying solutions to regional issues?

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* 11. When grant or funding opportunities arise, GWRC assists with aspects of grant management or project development.

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* 12. Answer the following question from your perspective: “The region’s localities often work together to find common ground when solving regional problems.”

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* 13. In what areas do the region’s localities work well together?

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* 14. What are the top three challenges the region currently faces?

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* 15. Based on existing service areas, what areas does GWRC perform well? Check all that apply.

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* 16. Based on existing service areas, what areas can GWRC improve? Check all that apply.

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* 17. Are there service areas in which GWRC should be engaged but is not currently? Please list all and rank in order of importance.

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* 18. Rank each of the following issues’ level of regional importance (1 being the most important and 14 being the least important).

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* 19. Are there other items that GWRC’s strategic plan should address?

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* 20. Any additional comments that might help with the development of the strategic plan. 

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