For more than two decades, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board of Directors (Board) has emphasized the importance of strategic planning. The first Strategic Plan was published in May 1996, identifying key strategies and specific programs to accomplish objectives. The Board updated or created new plans in 2006, 2010, 2016 and 2022.

The strategic plans are organized around several Key Result Areas (KRA). Each KRA is defined and includes important strategic issues, along with objectives and action plans necessary to achieve each result. This hierarchy of issues, objectives and action plans serves as the context for many other planning activities at CAP, including the biennial budget, department business plans, the “Big 5” organization-wide annual objectives, Board reports and employee performance goals. The 2016 Board Strategic Plan will continue to be implemented through the end of 2021.

2022 CAWCD Board Strategic Plan

On December 3, 2020, the Board unanimously adopted the 2022 CAWCD Board Strategic Plan (2022 Plan). In late 2019, an external consultant was hired to facilitate the process to develop the new 2022 CAWCD Board Strategic Plan, which included several Board retreats dedicated to strategic planning, employee input, and stakeholder forums to ensure public input into the new plan. Implementation for the 2022 Plan will coincide with the two-year business planning cycle for the development of the 2022-23 Business Plans for CAP departments.


For questions or more information, contact Megan Casey.
Page updated 12/8/20.