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News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island Invites Public Input for Our Plan as Part of New Comprehensive Plan Process
Volunteers Sought for Our Plan Development Team and Our Plan Work Groups

Release Date: January 24, 2019

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

The Town of Hilton Head Island is seeking energized participants to join the conversation as Town staff writes Our Plan, the current initiative to link the Our Future Vision and the new comprehensive plan being developed for Hilton Head Island.

Individuals may apply to participate on the Our Plan Development Team or the Our Plan Work Groups as part of the comprehensive plan process.

Our Plan Development Team

The Development Team will ensure that the principles and process are followed and that there is meaningful coordination between Our Plan Work Groups. The Town Council will appoint eight to 10 members to serve on this team. To participate on this committee, you must be a Hilton Head Island resident and committed to a shared vision for the future of Hilton Head Island. The team will meet twice a month.

Our Plan Work Groups

Work Group members will use their experience, knowledge and interest in specific areas to create draft strategies and tactics for implementation as part of Our Plan. There will be seven Work Groups organized around seven strategic action pillars that were identified in the community Vision process.

Nine to 12 persons will be chosen to serve on each Work Group. To participate in the Work Groups, you must be a Hilton Head Island resident or stakeholder and be committed to a shared vision for the future of Hilton Head Island. Work Group meetings will be held over a six-to-nine month period.

Participants with a demonstrated interest or previous experience in specific areas are needed for the following Work Groups:

  • Relentless Pursuit of Excellence. Seeks members with interest in this topic.
  • Redefining Environmental Sustainability. Members with experience in energy, renewable energy, utility, water, public health, environment, or ecosystem are preferred.
  • Revitalizing and Modernizing the Economy. Members with experience in business, tourism, eco-tourism, hospitality, economic development, marketing, or healthcare are preferred.
  • Fostering an Inclusive Multi-dimensional Community. Members with experience in planning, education, non-profit/foundation, recreation, culture, arts, lifestyle, or health are preferred.
  • Building a Connected and Collaborative Community Fabric. Members with experience in community organizing, planning, team building, education, or collaboration are preferred.
  • Expanding to Embrace an Integrated Regional Approach. Members with experience in local or regional organizations are preferred.
  • Innovative Approach to Create "Right-sized' Infrastructure. Members with experience in transportation, traffic, utility, housing, or infrastructure are preferred.

Individuals interested in serving on the Our Plan Development Team or on a Work Group should apply by February 3. Applications are available on the Town of Hilton Head Island’s website at www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/projects/CompPlanUpdate/.

For information, contact Emily Sparks, Project Lead, at emilys@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or visit hiltonheadislandsc.gov.


About Our Future and Our Plan

Our Future was the Town of Hilton Head Island’s long-range visioning process to ensure that our residents, business owners, local institutions and community stakeholders have a voice in future decision-making and planning. It provided the Town with the insight needed to set intelligent, coordinated and creative future priorities.

Our Plan, the current initiative, links the efforts completed in the Our Future vision process to the new comprehensive plan being developed for Hilton Head Island. Our Plan is an exciting opportunity to develop strategies and tactics to make our Vision a reality.