To accomplish the committee's purpose, the committee undertakes a 7-phase study process to research issues and prepare reports.
Report organization begins with selecting a topic and developing a work plan. All county departments are contacted for suggestions of long-range challenges to the county. These are added to the list of topics considered in the past.
Once the committee has a short list of four to six topics, they hear panels of experts discuss each topic. These panels are made of representatives from
private business or industry
After the topic is selected, members determine what the study will require and set more defined target dates.