NEARLY 50 YEARS AND COUNTING
At a meeting last month, the Bluecoats board of directors approved a comprehensive new strategic plan that will lead the organization into our 50th year. The plan, which covers a variety of goals, includes expansions of our Stark County programming, a focus on developing our Bluecoats-operated DCI shows, and the creation of a 10-year improvement plan for the Champion Event Center property. The plan also outlines the framework for the organization’s 2022 50th anniversary celebrations.
“Strategic planning is always an important driver of the mission of an organization like ours,” said CEO Mike Scott. “But as we near our fiftieth year, this strategic plan is a particularly important guide for how our organization will close this first 50-year chapter and begin another.”
The plan’s objectives are divided into four pillars:
Financial - Maintaining responsible budgeting and accounting practices while searching for new sources of revenue and responsibly growing existing streams.
Programs & Safety - The Bluecoats Experience should be centered within a safe environment and focused on providing a life- changing and world-class experience.
Development & Community - A new era of Bluecoats includes greater human resources, improvements in infrastructure and property assets, and lean & streamlined operations.
Operations & Infrastructure - As we near our 50th anniversary, we will continue to cultivate our community and the constituencies that support our mission.
In order to include the community in our planning and progress tracking, we have released a beautiful summary of the plan online for download.
We’re excited for the Bluecoats family, the Canton & Stark communities, and world of drum corps to join together in guiding Bluecoats into another 50 years of life-changing youth programming and world-class creative expression.