Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment

Strategic Planning for Arcata Fire

  • Client: Arcata Fire Protection District
  • Greenway Lead: Kirk Cohune
  • Project Dates: 2013
  • Key Services: Strategic Planning, Organizational Assessment, Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement

Greenway assisted Arcata Fire District (AFD) with developing a strategic plan for the district that outlines sustainable operations over the next 3-5 years. Greenway’s involvement began during a project with the Arcata Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) to evaluate plans for a new fire facility for the District.

The facilitation process led by Greenway brought the AFD and AVFD together with public stakeholders to discuss organizational options and to co-create goals for the future of the District. Greenway engaged the District in a scenario planning process and explored sustainable operations strategies weighing different administrative and structural outcomes. The result of the effort was a 5-year Strategic Plan for the District, which included a determination to upgrade existing fire facilities rather than build new facilities.