Yates Township Strategic Plan

In early summer of 2022, the Yates Township Board approved the pursuit of development of a Strategic Plan for the Township. Funds for planning facilitation was allocated from a grant received by the Planning Commission.
Susan Radwan, SMP, was the chosen facilitator for the process. The process included three steps:
1. A pre-planning survey
2. An initial half-day session to explore the emerging trends that would impact the township in the future, plus consideration of a preferred future statement.
3. A full day session which fleshed out the preferred future and identified key strategies and goals to achieve that preferred future.
The planning team was created by invitation. Planning facilitator Radwan recommended that the ideal size for a planning team was 15-25. Planning Commissioner Blair Evans invited year-round AND seasonal residents from Idlewild and the Acreage. Additionally, each Township Board member invited key community members to participate. 

The Strategic Plan was developed and adopted by the Yates Township Planning Commission and the Yates Township Board in September of 2022. Click the button below the introductory video to view, download, and print the Strategic Plan.