Long-Range Property Planning
Long-range property planning is the responsibility to review all council-owned or leased facilities, to identify those sites that meet the local membership’s program needs and are within the council’s ability to finance and maintain.
Three committees are involved in this process:
- Market Research – Collects and reviews local market research and trends; develops recommendations that address new program interests and issues as well as improvement of existing programs; develops recommendations that improve customer affordability and council ability to increase revenue. View recent reports.
- Program – Develops program progression recommendations that lead to greater retention; develops clear program outcomes; develops rationale for fee structure; develops staffing requirements
- Property – Provides realistic facility improvements that match the financial capability of the council; prioritizes capital improvements; sets policies and standards for maintenance of council-owned or leased sites that protect the asset value and program delivery.
Recommendations from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois Property Committee to the Board of Directors February 4, 2013:
- Recommendation 1: Sell all four current camp properties.
- Recommendation 2: Initiate a feasibility study to explore development of a program center/outdoor facility within our council, centrally located from a population perspective near good transportation corridors.
- Recommendation 3: Research existing organizations within the geographic region and be proactive in partnering to use their facilities in the future.
Girl Scout council listens, shares update: GSEIWI Reaches Agreement Prior Ruling with Conditions March 27, 2013 .