Jackson County has participated in the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) budget award program for many years. The award program encourages state and local governments to prepare their budgets to the highest quality and to achieve best practices. A strategic plan, separate from the budget document, is now a mandatory requirement to be considered for a GFOA budget award. On January 5, 2022, the Board of Commissioners signed Order No. 3-22 adopting the 2022-2027 Jackson County Strategic Plan, below.