Iredell County Strategic Plan

Mission, Goals & Objectives

:  Provide exceptional public services in an efficient and cost-effective manner to position Iredell County as a premiere community in which to live, work and raise a family.

VISION:  Provide quality, cost-effective and customer focused public services in cooperation with the community and other governmental entities to promote a prosperous environment for our citizens through a comprehensive and inclusive approach to economic development, public safety and justice, education, general government and the public’s health and well-being.


Economic Development

  1. Optimize the balance between industrial, commercial, and residential development in an effort to maximize the tax base and minimize the tax rate.
  2. Partner with local municipalities, EDCs, and community partners to identify, prioritize, and establish viable sites for economic development through proper zoning, infrastructure, and streamlined regulations.
  3. Provide sufficient quality and quantity of human capital for business success.


  1. Provide adequate facilities to optimize education and support all three Iredell County education systems.
  2. Collaborate with Boards of Education to provide education system responsive to employer workforce needs and citizens aspirations.
  3. Coordinate with community and non-profit organizations, municipalities, state and federal governments to achieve education objectives.

Public Health and Well Being

  1. Coordinate efforts to encourage and assist citizens to be gainfully employed.
  2. Coordinate with community and non-profit organizations to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of public health, social services and recreation objectives.
  3. Coordinate with municipalities, state and federal governments to achieve public health and well-being objectives.

Public Safety and Justice

  1. Provide adequate and cost effective space for county inmates meeting federal and state requirements.
  2. Plan for, coordinate support and provide response for local disaster.
  3. Coordinate all aspects of Public Safety and Justice with municipalities, state and federal governments to provide responsive, cost effective and efficient administration of justice, and fire, rescue and emergency services to all of Iredell County.

General Government

  1. Provide government services efficiently, cost effectively, and appropriately.
  2. Provide customer focused services in support of county mission, strategic vision and objectives, and do so efficiently and effectively.
  3. Retain and recruit a well-trained, capable, and motivated county workforce.