Lacombe City Council adopts three-year strategic plan

By rdnewsNOW staff
June 14, 2018 - 7:04am

LACOMBE-  At their regular meeting on June 11, Council reviewed and adopted the final draft of the City of Lacombe 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.

"I am pleased to have been part of a team that put forward a plan that accurately reflects Council’s desire for the future direction of the community," said Mayor Grant Creasey. "The plan prioritizes Council’s commitments to citizens, outlines our strategic goals and the key deliverables to be achieved over the next three years."

Council has created its strategic planning goals around five Pillars of Sustainability: Governance, Culture, Social, Economy and Environment.

There are nine high priority commitments identified in the plan:

- Make the work of Council more accessible.
- Review the Land Use Bylaw with respect to subdivision and rezoning of larger lots, redevelopment fees, cost recovery, and enhanced services.
- Develop Key Performance Indicators for Council and Administration to measure and track success.
- Identify and consider alternative revenue sources.
- Review and set service levels for programs and services that the City provides.
- Increase the City’s commercial tax base.
- Increase public awareness of current retail options.
- Complete a Social Master Plan.
- Review how well existing public transportation is meeting demand and cost requirements

"The strategic plan will guide administrative efforts over Council’s term," said Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Goudy. "We look forward to helping Council advance their strategic objectives in order to meet the needs and expectations of our residents, and to advance future growth and prosperity for our region."

As part of the strategic planning process, Council also reviewed and updated its vision and mission statements to ensure that they reflected the City’s desired future and provides a long term picture of where or what the community wishes to be or become.

To access the final draft of the 2018–2021 Strategic Plan go to: http://www.lacombe.ca/home/showdocument?id=10655 

(Gary McKinnon - The City of Lacombe)

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