To the Whitestone community……
Early in its term, your current Council decided to review and update the Municipality’s Strategic Plan originally established in 2015 as a framework for municipal policy decisions and priorities. We therefore set aside time at several Council meetings this past spring to review the plan’s guiding principles, objectives, and key action items, as well as progress to date on achieving the original plan elements. During the summer and early fall we circulated a revised draft to the community for their review and comment.
This document is the product of our collective efforts. The vision, mission, and core values for our Municipality remain essentially the same, but some of the high-level objectives have been updated to reflect work completed during the last term of Council, and changing priorities. More changes have taken place in the detailed action items at the lower levels of the plan, which are not included here, but are being tracked and monitored by Council and staff.
Plans are well underway to advance several of the action items identified in our Strategic Plan; in fact, some tasks have been completed already. Watch for progress reports on implementation of the plan in our Newsletters and on the Municipality’s website.
The Strategic Plan is intended to be a living document, and as such will continue to be updated as changing circumstances and priorities dictate. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please direct them to our CAO / Clerk Michelle Hendry or to any member of Council.
Thank you for your important contributions to the Municipality of Whitestone’s strategic planning process.
Mayor George Comrie