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Town Leaders Provide Mid-Year Review of Strategic Action Plan at Workshop

September 12, 2022

Housing for Hilton Head Island’s workforce, the mid-Island tract and the William Hilton Parkway corridor project were among top priorities that emerged during the Hilton Head Island Town Council mid-year review of its Strategic Action Plan.

The workshop to review initiatives outlined in the Strategic Action Plan was held Thursday, September 8, at the Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island. Town Manager Marc Orlando described the session as an eight-month check-up on the Town’s progress toward its initiatives.

"With implementation of our strategic action plan, we have the power to transform today's vision into tomorrow’s reality. We have a multi-year working plan that gives clear direction on what our Town wants to achieve and where we want to go," said Town Manager Marc Orlando.

The plan, which Town Council adopted in January, outlines strategic initiatives Town staff is implementing to enhance the quality of life for Island residents. Town Council members applauded Orlando and his staff for the work they have done to convert the strategic action plan goals into initiatives and carry them out.

"This was a very worthwhile process that gave us insight into all the initiatives we have on the table and an opportunity to discuss what we would like to see happen as we continue through this fiscal year. Obviously, there are some rather critical issues our Town Council must continue addressing such as housing and the William Hilton Parkway gateway corridor," said Mayor John McCann. "Town staff, under Marc’s leadership, has a grip on these issues and we are working alongside them to come up with viable solutions."

At the workshop, Orlando outlined initiatives Town staff has completed thus far, including:

Significant process has been made on various other initiatives. Some of them include:

Orlando said Town staff will continue to work on the initiatives and give priority to top concerns Town Council members identified at the workshop including the mid-Island tract, housing, the William Hilton Parkway gateway corridor, short-term rentals, solid waste recycling, a land acquisition policy and a resiliency plan.

A video recording of the Strategic Action Plan Workshop is available on the Beaufort County Channel at Also, the public can follow progress on all the strategic initiatives on the Town’s website at

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director