Scott County, Minnesota, USA (2017)

Scott County, Minnesota, USA (2017)

County Visioning and Environmental Services Updates

Project Overview

Scott County covers an area of 375 square miles southwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in central Minnesota. The County borders the southeast bank of the Minnesota River and is home to small cities, farmland and waterways. Future iQ was engaged to work on two projects for Scott County. The first project is with the Scott County Environmental Services Department and involves facilitation of two exploratory workshop sessions. The first workshop is to assist in the understanding of the future drivers that affect solid waste management in Scott County, expectations of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, and what is wanted locally; the second is to assist in the understanding of the future drivers that affect water and watershed management in Scott County. The second project with the Scott County Planning Department involves revisiting the current Scott County vision with community stakeholders to see if it needs updating for the upcoming comprehensive plan process. These sessions are designed to be intellectually challenging and meant to encourage innovative thinking using a highly interactive and participatory methodology with an outcome focus.

Future iQ's Role in this Project

    Future iQ has been contracted by Scott County to help facilitate two projects aimed at providing program clarity and visioning guidance leading up to the County’s comprehensive plan. The work will include:

    • Pre-workshop surveys to explore local perspectives of the future
    • Workshop sessions that will include front-loading information on current and future trends and policies surrounding solid waste management and watershed issues
    • Facilitate a greater understanding of local perspectives on solid waste management and watershed issues
    • Revisiting the Scott County vision statement, current perspectives and stakeholder engagement
    • Documentation of each workshop with detailed reports that will include recommendations for program / department updates in preparation for the comprehensive planning process

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