Areas of Focus

In order to achieve the overarching priority of improved community prosperity before 2030, Polk County will have:


A world-class, fully integrated education system that supports the needs of a vibrant, progressive community.


A comprehensive, system of government that is effective, efficient, diverse and responsive to the basic needs of its citizens.

Economic Development

An economic development environment that attracts quality businesses with higher paying jobs, improves productivity and retains educated young people.

Quality of Life

A quality of life that encourages diverse backgrounds to live in harmony while developing physically, spiritually, mentally and culturally within a healthy and safe environment.


Growth management and infrastructure that protects the environment, enhances quality of life, supports education and economic development and is economically sustainable.

Civic Engagement

Private sector leadership that drives the partnership with government and citizens to ensure that Polk County is a premiere place to live, learn, work and play.

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