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On Thursday, November  30, 2006, as a County employee with the Health Care Agency, I received this e-mail from Board Chairman Bill Campbell and CEO Thomas Mauk:

County Family:

Your opinions have already influenced the Strategic Focus process and now we need your input again. Please select one mission statement listed at Click Here that best communicates who we are and our fundamental purpose.

The mission, together with our vision and values, will serve as guiding principles to determine County policy and programs now and for future generations.

Also, we are pleased to share with you the results of the collaborative sessions thus far at Input that helped shape the Summit included an all-staff employee survey, interviews of numerous governmental, community and business leaders along with public input at the County fair and through our website.

Once again, we value your opinion and would appreciate your feedback as to which of the mission statement drafts best captures “the spirit of the County.”


Bill Campbell, Chairman                                 Tom Mauk
Orange County Board of Supervisors                County Executive Officer

Shortly after receiving this mail I received the following message from Health Care Agency Director Julie Poulson:

Last summer, I encouraged all HCA staff to participate in a survey and provide input for the Countywide Strategic Focus. It is now time for HCA to again help shape the County’s strategic plan.

One of the goals of the recent Countywide Strategic Focus Summit was to select a new County Mission Statement. The Strategic Focus Committee drafted two Mission Statements, and all County employees will have a chance to vote for the statement that best captures the “Spirit of the County.”

I believe that Mission Statement #2 best reflects the Health Care Agency’s commitment to making Orange County a safe, healthy and fulfilling place to live, work and play.Mission Statement # 2

“Making Orange County a safe, healthy and fulfilling place to live, work and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.”
Your participation is an important part of the strategic focus process. Thank you for your support.

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