In May, board members and staff representatives gathered for a group strategic planning retreat. They discussed the current reality of MNRAAA as the first step in strategic planning. The day concluded with an activity designed to gather and categorize participants’ ideas about MNRAAA’s past, present and future.
In June, board members and staff representatives gathered for the final group strategic planning retreat. First, participants developed a practical vision – what MNRAAA would like to see at the end of its strategic plan. Secondly, they developed strategic directions that will move MNRAAA toward that vision.
As a result of the strategic planning process, MNRAAA has a new mission statement: “The Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging provides advocacy, information, resources, and assistance so that older adults can maintain the lifestyle of their choice”.
Participants also developed MNRAAA’s vision: “Older adults thrive in southwest Minnesota”.
And, they developed two strategic directions: “Expand Access and Availability of Services” and “Expand Organizational Capacity”.