The Harford Land Trust Board of Directors, staff, and key stakeholders met at the Conowingo Visitor's Center in February 2017 to review the organizational vision, values, and mission adn outline HLT's goals for the next five years. In keeping with the recommendations of the Land Trust Alliance, we undertake this process every few years to ensure clarity of direction and as a basis for evaluating our progress. The 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan, approved by the Board in April 2017, summarizes our seven goals along with a series of strategies and activities for achieving each goal.
Our primary goal of preserving and stewarding land in Harford County remains unchanged. Over the next five years, we also plan to increase awareness of our mission and opportunities for community recreation, stewardship, education, and volunteering. We intend to establish a Development Committee to oversee and direct our donor and membership programs to ensure a stable and growing base of financial support. A notable inclusion in the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan is a goal to attain accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. While HLT already follows the Land Trust Standards and Practices, accreditation is an important next step to formalize our commitment to operating with the highest standards.