Strategic Development

The Beaver County Strategic Development Director facilitates strategic direction and utilization of County resources, and performs the tasks listed below:

  • Oversees economic development and other revenue generating activities. 
  • Oversees special projects including but not limited to complex grant writing and implementation, long-range planning, and project management. 
  • Investigates alternative funding sources and potential new methods for increasing the cost effectiveness of County operations. 
  • Deploys strategy in the short term and maintains a focus on the mid and long-term goals and vision. 
  • Oversees the long-term strategic plan development based on an analysis of systemic information and consideration of resources, market drivers, organization values and emerging economic, technological and regulatory conditions. 
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with existing businesses and recruit potential businesses, developers, entrepreneurs, contractors and tourists; respond to questions, communicate the county’s vision. 
  • Provides information and interact with associated governments including State and private organizations to pool resources that will strengthen the local economy. 
  • Coordinate with the State Office of Economic Development, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Develops plans to maximize all county venues. 
  • Coordinates and oversees planning and implementation of local events. Coordinates events with other departments, staff and event organizers. 
  • Performs other related duties as required by the commission.
  1. Jen Wakeland

    Strategic Development Director