PLB is currently engaged in a Strategic Planning initiative.


Strategic Plan Document

The Board accepted the following plan at the April 11, 2016 Board Meeting:
Click to view the entire plan: Summary and Process Overview



Strategic Plan Goals

Goal: Evolve as an organization that will best serve residents of St. Louis County with developmental disabilities


Strategy: Determine whether to expand the mission of PLB to provide case management
Appoint Work Group7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IN PROGRESS
Research TCM opportunity7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 ON HOLD
Recommend whether to expand the mission7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 ON HOLD
If decision is yes, design implementation7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 ON HOLD
If decision is yes, implement7/1/2017 and later


Strategy: Reduce cash balances to 120% of annual revenues
Annually evaluate revenue and expenditures for available on-going funding availabilityStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED FOR 2016
Appoint Work Group7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 AWAITING NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Determine one-time funding priorities7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 AWAITING NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS
Design multi-year implementation plan7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 AWAITING NEEDS ASSESSMENT RESULTS
If applicable, implement first phase in FY'177/1/2016 - 6/30/2017


Strategy: Hire and onboard a new Executive Director
Appoint Search CommitteeStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Engage search firmStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Conduct SearchStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Hire Executive DirectorStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Create onboarding plan7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 COMPLETED
Monitor onboarding plan7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 COMPLETED


Strategy: Strengthen Governance
Determine and implement a revised committee structureStart before 6/30/2016 IMPLEMENTED
Educate Board members about quality programStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Highlight an agency or topic at each Board meetingStart before 6/30/2016 IMPLEMENTED
Modify funding dashboard report to include additional informationStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Increase communication between Board and Executive Director7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IMPLEMENTED
Identify additional topics about which to educate the Board members7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IMPLEMENTED
Modify Board meeting agendas to include more strategic discussion and usage of consent agenda7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IMPLEMENTED



Goal: Provide funding for a spectrum of quality services


Strategy: Determine the needs of St. Louis County residents with developmental disabilities
Engage a consultant to conduct a community needs assessmentStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Finalize and analyze results of needs assessment View 2017 Needs Assessment7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 COMPLETED
Analyze the process for assessing needs; ensure that PLB has a process to obtain information7/1/2017 and later IN PROGRESS
Increase training for agency staff7/1/2017 and later IN PROGRESS


Strategy: Ensure that funding priorities are aligned with community needs
Assess the funding priorities of PLB, given the needs assessment, PLB staff input, funded agency input, and changing environmental factors and determine if funding priorities need to be changed or added7/1/2017 and Later IN PROGRESS


Strategy: Ensure that funding processes and systems are effective and efficient
Increase information provided to Board committeesStart before 6/30/2016 IMPLEMENTED
Evaluate project funding methods (POS/Grant) to ensure most effective funding structure to achieve service outcomes7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 COMPLETED
Assess the funding systems and determine if processes or systems need to be changed7/1/2017 and later ONGOING


Strategy: Increase the quality of service outcomes
Examine whether outcomes reporting requirements for community support programs should be modified7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IN PROGRESS
Annually review the Quality System7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IN PROGRESS
Increase training for funded agency staff7/1/2017 and later IN PROGRESS
Identify other ways to influence increased program quality7/1/2017 and later IN PROGRESS



Goal: Become a more open and transparent organization


Strategy: Strengthen the relationship between staff and funded agencies
Hold a series of information Q&A sessions to introduce and explain the strategic planStart before 6/30/2016 MEETINGS WERE HELD
MAY 3/4, 2016
Increase program observationStart before 6/30/2016 IMPLEMENTED
Increase the level of input solicited from funded agenciesStart before 6/30/2016 IMPLEMENTED
The new Executive Director will increase communication with funded agencies, including periodically meeting with staff leadership and/or attendance at a Board meeting7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IMPLEMENTED
Increased communication will continue7/1/2017 and later IMPLEMENTED


Strategy: Increase communication between PLB and the St. Louis County Executive Office
Board President will keep County Executive informed about Executive Director hiring processStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Board President will introduce new Executive Director to County Executive7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017COMPLETED
Executive Director will meet with County Executive and/or Office at least once per year7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 COMPLETED
Increased communication will continue7/1/2017 and later IMPLEMENTED


Strategy: Enhance communication with the general public
Update PLB websiteStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Implement social media sites and links to be able to "follow" PLBStart before 6/30/2016 COMPLETED
Participate and become more involved in various peer/networking groups (i.e. MACDDS)7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 JOINED MACDDS
APRIL 2016
Evaluate social media communications for feedback potential7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 IN PROGRESS