ELA Strategic Planning

The Essex Library has re-launched our Strategic Planning process, which was put on hold in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The process is facilitated by Essex resident Patty Dowling. Formerly director of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, Dowling has offered strategic consulting services to area non-profits since 2018.

The library aims to complete the strategic plan by the fall. The plan will include actionable and measurable goals for the library to achieve over the next three to five years. The library’s last strategic plan was in 2013.

The purpose of strategic planning is to create an opportunity for residents and other interested parties to discuss community needs and find out how the library can align services with those needs.

Strategic Planning Committee

Kathy Bonomi, Chair
Rita Christopher
Jo Kelly
Peter McAndrew
Betsy Sandberg
Deborah Smith, Ex-officio
Ann Thompson, Ex-officio