Shenandoah County 2045: A Future Together

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The Citizen’s Advisory Committee and Shenandoah County have launched Shenandoah 2045: A Future Together, a community built plan for our County and all those who have a connection to it.

The planning process will unfold over the next four years with majority of the community collaboration occurring from 2020-2022, with input in 2023-2024. As the next Comprehensive Plan is developed, we invite everyone to let us and the community know what you think about the future of Shenandoah County.

Current Comprehensive Plan

Community Survey (Closes Labor Day 2022)

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Timeline For Completion Of The 2045 Plan

2021
Studies and reports are prepared to inform the state of the County.
CAC members meet with community members and organizations to solicit input on the survey and discuss the upcoming District Information Sessions.
District Information Sessions are held with local Supervisors.

2022
Community Collaboration Sessions are held on the local level to discuss the current state of the County and where we may go.
CAC closes the community survey.
Writing begins on the draft new Comprehensive Plan.
CAC members work with team efforts on writing the new Comprehensive Plan.

2023
CAC members finish /refine draft Plan.
Community Review Discussions are held for input on the draft Comprehensive Plan.
CAC members amend and finalize the draft Comprehensive Plan based on public comment.

2024
CAC presents the draft Comprehensive Plan to the Planning Commission and Board.
CAC amends draft Comprehensive plan and finalizes final Comprehensive Plan.
CAC presents to Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors for final approval.

2025
Adoption of the County’s fourth comprehensive plan, Shenandoah 2045: A Future Together.
CAC members begin work on the first five year review to ensure the Plan continues to represent the desires of the citizens in the County.

Here’s how you can tell us your vision for the future:

Shenandoah County Community Survey (Closes Labor Day 2022)

What Is This Survey About?

This survey allows everyone to share their voice on the future of Shenandoah County on all aspects from your internet speed, to where you can grab a bite to eat, what resources are available in the public schools for your kids or yourself, where you can hike or go hunting, where you can tube or fish on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, or what views you want your grandkids to see and what type of Shenandoah County you want them to enjoy.

Please take 10-15 minutes to complete our survey to help define the future of Shenandoah County. Your response is needed to ensure that this Plan, is your Plan.
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Map The Future

Tell everyone what your favorite place is in the County, where you have an idea for how things could be different, and where problems exist on our interactive map. Zoom in to your community and let everyone know where you want to see more detailed improvements such as sidewalks, new stores, or public river or stream access.

Click here to map your future.

Community Meetings And Discussions

The plan affects your quality of life by providing decision makers an overview of what County residents – you & me – want their county to be.

The only way to have your views considered is to participate in meetings like this and completing the survey.

District Information Sessions

In the Fall of 2021 Board members from their respective Districts were asked to host District Information Sessions with the intent to inform the public that a Comprehensive Plan exists, as well as Planning, Zoning, and Subdivisions, and to ensure the public knows that they hold an open and vital role with developing the Comprehensive Plan and its recommended policies.

Report On District Information Sessions Of Fall 2021: What Do You Love, What Do You Want To Improve?

Resources shared at the District Information Sessions can be found below:

Imagine The Perfect Place To Live Video

Community Survey

Guide To The Comprehensive Plan (Online)

Guide To The Comprehensive Plan (Print)

CEA Brochure

AFD Rack Card

11 Sessions Were Held At The Following Dates, Times, And Locations:

  1. September 29th District 4 @ Woodstock Brewhouse @ 7:00 PM 123 E Court St, Woodstock, VA 22664
  2. September 30th Districts 5 & 6 @ Toms Brook Firehall @ 6:00 PM  3342 S Main St, Toms Brook, VA 22660
  3. October 4th District 1 @ Mount Hermon Community Center @7:00 PM  3821 Orkney Grde, Mt Jackson, VA 22842
  4. October 6th District 2 @ Conicville Fire Department @ 7:00 PM  763 Conicville Rd, Mt Jackson, VA 22842
  5. October 13th District 2 @ Shenandoah Caverns Cafe @ 7:00 PM  261 Caverns Rd, Quicksburg, VA 22847
  6. October 14th District 1 @ New Market Fire Department @ 7:00 PM  9771 S Congress St, New Market, VA 22844
  7. October 21st District 3 @ Fort Valley Library @ 6:30 PM  6190 Woodstock Tower Rd, Fort Valley, VA 22652
  8. October 27th Districts 5 & 6 @ Strasburg Town Hall @ 6:30 PM  174 E King St, Strasburg, VA 22657
  9. November 17th Countywide @ Virtual @ 6:00 PM
  10. November 18th District 3 @ Ridge Runner Brewery @ 6:30 PM  6895 Back Rd, Maurertown, VA 22644
  11. November 30th District 3 @ Edinburg @ 6:30 PM 200 Stoney Creek Blvd, Edinburg, VA 22824

Community Collaboration Sessions

These are community discussions at existing community events across the County. These discussions are meant to help address improvements, concerns, and ideas on the future that everyone has on the local level as well as the District and County-wide level. All the events you can find us at are as follows:

May 7th, 2022 9am – 12pm @ Mount Jackson’s Battle Of The Bands
May 14th, 2022 10am – 1pm @ Strasburg’s Mayfest
May 21st, 2022 4pm – 7pm @ New Market’s Jammin’ Foods Fest
June 25th, 2022 2pm – 5pm @ Woodstock’s ArtFest
July 4th, 2022 10pm – 12pm @ Fort Valley Independence Day Parade
August 12th/13th, 2022 8pm – 10pm @ Orkney Springs’ Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

Comprehensive Review Sessions

Once a draft Comprehensive Plan for 2045 has been written, the CAC intends to host discussions throughout the County in order to make sure that the vision of the community has been appropriately captured and planned to be implemented.

A list of the dates of the Comprehensive Review Sessions will be released in 2023.

Share A Future Together Efforts

In addition to the survey and community discussions, we are launching Shenandoah 2045: SHARE A Future Together where anyone can send in letters, emails, notes, recipes, pictures, videos, audio recordings, art, music, and other aspects to describe the history, present, and future of Shenandoah County.

We are accepting submissions here: https://forms.gle/3VhVugBZK7ZK1DAt5 (Requires a Google Email)
Via email to THinkle@shenandoahcountyva.us with the subject line: Shenandoah 2045: SHARE A Future Together
Or by mail or hand delivery to 600 North Main Street, Suite 107, Woodstock, Va 22664 addressed to Shenandoah 2045: SHARE A Future Together

Historical Community Atlas

This mapping tool can be used to see the historical changes that have occurred in Shenandoah County since 1860. Help us find out more about how our County has evolved and see what gaps exist on the map by commenting your memories and memories that have been left out.

Postcards From A Future Together

As we try to solicit more ideas from you, the public, we are sending out postcards that you can share with your family and friends and think about the places that have been, are here now, and the places and ideas that are yet to come to the area. You may see these around and you can write your ideas about the place on the postcard or the future of the County and let us know what you think.

More Information

What Is A Comprehensive Plan?

Key Legal Aspects

Citizen Library Of Resources

Social Media Support