As any community grows, it is important to have a well-defined plan. This is especially true in Sarpy County, the fastest growing county in the state.
Community planners guide growth by working with elected officials and members of the public, as well as professionals from different fields such as public health, recreation and engineering. They help leverage public and private funds that lead to business growth, job creation and economically resilient communities.
In Sarpy County, the result of this work is the Sarpy County Comprehensive Plan, which incorporates the growth plans for the five cities and creates a unified vision for the build-out of the county. The plan, developed by the Sarpy County Planning Department and Sarpy County Planning Commissioner with input from key stakeholders and the public, received the Daniel Burnham Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Plan from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association.
In honor of this work, the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed October as Community Planning Month. (Read the Proclamation)
The proclamation coincides with National Community Planning Month, which was established in 2006 as a way to highlight the importance of community planning. This year’s theme is “Housing as Community Infrastructure,” emphasizing the important roles housing plays in creating community.