It starts with a vision and progresses to a plan that gets results.


The Vision:

In Delaware County, we are committed to preserving a historically high quality of life. Our leaders understand that a higher-than-average rate of population growth will continue because life in the county is so attractive, but we also understand we can guide this growth with effective strategic planning and by continuing to exercise fiscal prudence.


The Plan(s):

Strategic plans are a critical part of how we work in Delaware County. To understand more about our short- and long-term goals, you can read the plans we have developed for core areas of business.

The Results:

We have enjoyed great success in implementing this vision, as evidenced by the fact that we are the only county in Ohio to earn three “AAA” credit ratings.

  • The county’s government as a whole has been awarded a AAA credit rating by Standard & Poor’s and also has earned a Aaa credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service. This makes us one of only 80 counties of the U.S.’s 3,143 counties to earn a dual rating at the highest possible level.
  • The Delaware County Regional Sewer District also has earned a AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s: Less than 2 percent of credit-rated public utilities in the U.S. have earned this rating. Moody’s has awarded our Regional Sewer District an Aa1—we are one of only 18 sewer districts in the country to do so—and we are striving to become a quad-AAA county in the near future.