The Community Investment Plan (CIP) was originally developed by an appointed 15-member group of public and private agencies and local businesses, with support from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. The objective of the CIP was to identify practical strategies to help Jefferson County move into the future. Numerous individuals, organizations and agencies have collaborated to carry forward the plan and put it into action. Among the fruits of these cooperative efforts are the Jefferson County Land Use Plan and the City of Steubenville’s Comprehensive Plan.
The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District has been a part of this initiative since the beginning and has worked towards fulfilling the goals of the CIP.
The Executive Summary is a report on the progress made since 2008 to fulfill the goals of the Community Investment Plan (CIP).This document is the testimony that the common vision of improving Jefferson County’s future for all of its citizens is flourishing and that there are continuing efforts to work toward positively influencing the lives of the citizens in all parts of Jefferson County.