Strategic Planning Committee Report

AUGUST 1, 2018

- Joe Savino, Committee Chair

Strategic Planning and Development Committee (SPDC)

2018 Annual Report

Before detailing the activities of the SPDC for this year I thought it would be beneficial to list the responsibilities of the SPDC as stated in the SPDC Charter.


The SPDC and its members serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The SPDC provides the Board of Directors with on-going strategic planning support to ensure community needs are met and to optimize resources. The primary responsibility is to draft and update annually a thoughtful, cost effective strategic plan that addresses both short (annual) and long-term (5 to 10 years) community goals. Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Engage the community in identifying concerns and potential projects for community improvement and quality of life interests. The committee may conduct any of the following activities to solicit input and provide feedback to the Board, the Voting Members, and the community.
    • Periodic electronic surveys
    • Community focus group or workshops (annually or as needed)
    • Meetings with Voting Delegates
    • Send email-blasts
    • Post website forms to garner homeowner-initiated comments
  2. Serve as a sounding board for Board of Director ideas
  3. Conduct high-level feasibility studies for ideas and proposed projects; document pros and cons and rough cost estimates
  4. Develop recommended proposed projects priorities
  5. Maintain situational awareness of ongoing projects under other committees’ purview for consideration in strategic planning and continuous advisory support to the committees and the Board
  6. Draft BRRA Strategic Plan; review the plan and recommend updates annually
  7. Form sub-committees and working groups to accomplish the various tasks and goals of the SPDC.

This year the SPDC completed the following surveys:

The SPDC is presently working on the following projects:


Committee Members

Joseph Savino
Kowena Suckstorf
Ken Skelly
Arnie Kaye
Dennis Cannon
Caroline Artim
Teresa Brown

BRRA Liaison

Dennis Suckstorf