Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers insights into strategic planning studies
A working group from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is moving forward with future planning and direction for Pyramid Sate Park and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta (WSRC).
The two separate working groups were both created when Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the behest of Senator Paul Schimpf last spring.
The strategic planning studies, comprised of stakeholders for each facility, are working towards three general goals:
- Identifying a mission statement for each facility
- Determining the infrastructure needs
- Highlighting promotional opportunities of each site
Thus far the groups have outlined a Strategic Planning Process, where they’ve identified the following:
- Vision Statement
- Mission Statement
- Core Values
- Strategic Goals
- Action Plan
The groups have also looked into the strengths and weaknesses of both sites, taking into account the assets of the locations’ offerings as well as the drawbacks.
“We are moving forward with our mission to identify key growth opportunities for these two assets in southern Illinois,” said Sen. Schimpf. “These two locations serve as economic engines for our region of the state, and it’s up to us to identify everything possible, we can do to make them a success.”
Sen. Schimpf travels to Chicago for JCAR hearing
Senator Paul Schimpf was in Chicago earlier this week, sitting in on his first Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) hearing following his appointment earlier this month.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve the State of Illinois in this manner,” said Sen. Schimpf. “I’ll do my best to carry out the duties of the seat and keep the interests of our citizens at the forefront of my mind.”
This week the group discussed the Community Care Program, licensing, among other topics.
"Passage of legislation is only the first step in the creation of law. Administrative agencies must then draft rules to implement the laws passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by the Governor. This administrative rule making often determines details such as program eligibility or methods of enforcement,” said Schimpf. “I asked for my assignment to JCAR so that our region could have a seat the table during this critically important rule making process."
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is a bipartisan legislative oversight committee created by the General Assembly in 1977. Pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the committee is authorized to conduct systematic reviews of administrative rules promulgated by State agencies.