The Washington State LGBTQ Commission held a visioning session led by an outside consultant during a two-day public meeting period in January 2023. During this public meeting, Commissioners had the opportunity to brainstorm on ideas to identify strategic priorities for the agency. As a result of this work, an Ad-Hoc Strategic Planning Committee was established to continue the work and present the Commission with concrete ideas to adopt as priorities, strategies to achieve these, and the outcomes to be accomplished.
The Ad-Hoc Strategic Planning Committee was composed of:
- Commissioner Marsha Botzer (she/her)
- Commissioner Nick Franco (they/them)
- Commissioner Matthew Landers (he/him)
The members of the Ad-Hoc committee met several times to distill the thoughts and ideas from the visioning session. Their work was then reviewed by the Executive Committee and staff, who offered edits, feedback, and recommendations before the draft was presented to the Commission during its regular public meeting on Friday, March 17th in Spokane County. After an in-depth discussion and some recommendations to make this plan stronger, the full Commission adopted the Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2025.
The Strategic Plan contains five priorities areas: intersectional connections, stewardship, LGBTQ elders, support for basic needs, and track and counter hate. The Executive Committee of the Commission, in collaboration with the staff, are in charge for creating the tools necessary to achieve the goals of the Strategic Plan.
The full strategic plan can be found through this link.