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EPC Strategic Plan
Link to plan document: EPC Strategic Plan for 2016

Executive Summary

As the new Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC), I look forward to working with our many stakeholders to continue the excellent work of this Agency as it approaches its fiftieth anniversary. Since its creation by the Florida legislature in 1967, EPC has been responsible for protecting the air, water and soils of this County from pollution. While continuing to work with the citizens, EPC has initiated partnerships with agriculture and businesses to promote environmental stewardship, and by working together we have seen many success stories.

Our air and water quality have improved measurably since the 1960’s, and EPC has been there each step of the way. Through a supportive Board and a watchful public, staff has been empowered to exercise integrity to make science-based decisions and to help improve the quality of life and our environment in Tampa Bay. Our task going forward is to maintain this momentum while balancing the needs of development and the protection of the natural resources that bless our area. 

One of our best tools is effective planning, and one of the best parts of our planning is its transparency. This document represents the Agency’s Strategic Plan and it is revised annually. It starts with our Mission, Vision and Values and results in new initiatives called action plans. These plans are created to improve our environment, our efficiency and our service. So whether it is a plan to take the Agency paperless or to promote cleaner fuels, EPC is continuously striving to be better. We recognize excellence and celebrate diversity.

In conclusion, it is with considerable pride that we present to you our 2016 Strategic Plan!

Janet Dougherty
Executive Director
Environmental Protection Commission