News, Public Notice

County releases Comprehensive Plan, asks for input

The Washington County Planning Commission has released a new Comprehensive Plan for the county. The document aims to develop a community vision for future land use and effective growth management, shaping the future of Washington County.

To access the Comprehensive Plan and contribute to the community’s vision, residents can go to the county’s website at

This is an opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process that will guide future land use and define the appearance of Washington County in the coming years.

What will Washington County look like in 20 years? This is the question we seek to answer collectively. Over the next several months, the Washington County Planning Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Planning & Zoning, will actively seek public input on the best strategies to plan and manage future growth, ensuring the creation of a vibrant community that caters to the needs of all its citizens.

Key topics for discussion will include:

—Economic Development
—Water Resources
—Agricultural Resources and Land Preservation
—Historic and Cultural Resources

There are several ways for citizens to get involved and make their voice heard:

—Go to the county website at to download and read the plan in detail.

—Join the county’s mailing list to receive updates on scheduled meetings and other relevant information.

—Follow the Planning Commission on social media for regular updates and announcements.

—Email your questions and comments to [email protected].

—Attend upcoming public input meetings scheduled for this fall in 2023.