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Community Participation

Community Participation

A Community Driven Strategic Plan

Community Participation

After collecting feedback from community stakeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services will release the external, community-facing component of its All in Marin Strategic Plan in spring 2018. The plan will guide HHS’s work and address specific community needs over the next five years. It will focus on transforming inequitable conditions, strengthening partnerships with communities and the clients served, and improving the quality of services and programs.

Developing the strategic plan included a rigorous data review as well as input from 144 clients and non-clients who participated in focus groups held countywide. Stakeholders contributed through facilitated discussions to help develop a plan that is focused to meet the needs of our community.


Cultural Services
  • Notable speakers and performer at the Marin Center: 15
  • % increase in online ticket sales at Marin Center Box Office: 8.5%
  • Attendees on paid docent-led Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Tours: 3115
  • Marin Center Magazine Subscriptions: 100,000
  • $ million total ticket sales for Marin Center events: $3,868,029
Marin County Free Library
  • Number of visits to all branch libraries: 1,083,910
  • Number of items circulated: 1,717,322
  • New library cards distributed to youth through partnerships: 7,596
  • Number of visits to library website: 827,896
  • Number of summer learning participants: 948 teens and 7018 children
  • Number of active library members: 41,350
Assessor Recorder County Clerk
  • Marriage Licenses issued (includes public and confidential): 1678
  • Marriages performed: 659
  • Documents processed: 68,920
  • 2017-18 Preliminary Roll value, residential: $63.2 Billion
  • 2017-18 Preliminary Roll value, commercial: $7.1 Billion
Department of Finance
  • One of 5 California Counties with “AAA” investment Pool Rating by Fitch Ratings Agency (rating = AAAf/S1)
  • Total tax dollars apportioned: $1,022,000
  • Number of days to issue a tax refund: <5
  • Number of calls received by Tax and Central Collections Office: 40,696
  • Average wait time in minutes to have a call question answered: 1.5
  • Number of public administrator cases handled: 116
  • Number of registered voters in November 2016 election: 160,795
  • % turnout in November elections: 89%
  • Number of November Poll workers: 756
  • Number of vote-by-mail ballots issued in November: 121,751
Human Resources
  • Number of Volunteers: 7,700
  • Number of volunteer hours: 230,000
  • Number of new employees hired: 161
Information Services & Technology
  • Number of website hits to 1,856,880
  • Number of new data sets available to the public through the Open Data Portal: 16
  • Total number of mobile apps developed: 7
County Administrator’s Office
  • Number of people who follow @MarinGov on Twitter: 6,766
  • Number of people who follow Marin County Government on Facebook: 3,319
  • Number of Marin G Channel subscribers on YouTube: 707

Highlights from 2016-17

  • Public engagement was a crucial component of Marin County Parks’ 2017 Road and Trail Work Plan, which reduced environmental impacts, improved visitor safety, and enhanced recreation.
  • The County debuted a new online payment center, making it easier for residents to pay permit fees or fines.
  • Community stakeholders contributed to the creation of the County’s first “State of the County” video message, which received an award of merit from the California Association of Public Information Officials.
  • For the first time since 2002, Marin farmers and ranchers were surveyed about the new and emerging challenges they face.
  • The Game of Floods, a County-created sea-level rise board game, was awarded the Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach.