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    Brockville adopts Strategic Priorities as part of Strategic Planning Process

    Posted: Monday April 15, 2024

    At the meeting of Tuesday, April 9th, City Council adopted draft priorities as part of their Strategic Planning process. The Strategic Plan will serve as a comprehensive roadmap for the future progress and development of the community and resulted from the dialogues council members have had with the community, including residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

    The following four core priorities have been identified for council and staff for the balance of the term:

    Our People and Our Community

    The priority area of “People and Our Community” is at the heart of our mission to create a vibrant and inclusive environment for all residents and visitors. We aim to create a place where everyone feels at home and visitors feel welcome. Some of the initiatives at the forefront of this priority include increased customer service and service deliver efforts, transit improvements, modernization of online services and greater efforts to bolster tourism and recreational programming.

    Sustainability and Well-Being

    Identifying “Sustainability and Well-Being” as a priority reflects our commitment to a thriving, eco-conscious, and harmonious community where residents can live, work, and play in a balanced way. Initiatives related to this priority include efforts related to housing intensification and the development of affordable housing options while maintaining neighbourhoods. In our pursuit of environmental sustainability, we will launch programs centered around waste reduction and recycling and will promote parkland development to provide green spaces that enhance the well-being of our citizens.

    Asset Management

    We recognize that the foundation of progress lies in the strength and adaptability of our infrastructure. With this understanding, the priority of “Asset Management” has been identified. We are committed to building and maintaining a modern, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure network that not only meets the needs of our community today but also anticipates the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow. Initiatives related to Asset Management include modernizing roads, sidewalks and water systems, developing a new recreation complex, expanding our marina and museum and fostering a built environment that promotes both safety and accessibility.

    Governance and Policy

    Identifying “Governance and Policy” as a priority demonstrates our firm commitment to fostering transparency and accountability in decision making. Initiatives include enhanced organizational management, the implementation of an asset management and long-term financial planning. Through streamlined processes, data-driven decision-making, and active community engagement, we aim to strengthen an environment of trust and collaboration. By emphasizing good governance, we establish the foundation for a municipality that is not only responsive to the needs of its residents but is also adaptable to changing circumstances.

    We are asking the community to validate our priorities through an engagement survey available until May 10, 2024 at engagebrockville.com. Paper copies of the survey are also available for curbside pickup at the Library and City Hall. Individuals 18 and older, whose primary residence is in Brockville, are encouraged to complete the survey.

    A final Strategic Plan is expected to be adopted by June 2024.

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