Strathcona County recognizes the growing demand for public engagement and the value of public contribution to decision making. The County supports public engagement that is honest, transparent and accessible.
Current engagement opportunities
Urban Agriculture Strategy
Join us for an in-depth look at the draft urban agriculture strategy . Have your say on proposed actions such as establishing up to 10 new public community gardens per year over the next few years to reach a rate of one garden per 1,000 urban residents; and gardens at every elementary school in the County.
Keeping livestock in urban areas
The draft urban agriculture strategy includes recommendations on the Animal Control Bylaw , keeping livestock in urban areas, and a proposed alternative pet bylaw. Have your say on proposed actions including bee habitats, a backyard hens pilot and development of an alternative pet bylaw that could allow for small-breed animals and livestock as pets in urban areas.
Jim Common Drive Traffic Calming
Residents are encouraged to participate in the Jim Common Drive South and North traffic calming project. The goal of the project is to address traffic and pedestrian safety concerns. Join us at the October 19 or 20 workshop to share your priorities and concerns. Residents will also be able to share their input online October 20-28. More details are available here.
Strathcona County Alert feedback
A system-wide alert will be sent to all Strathcona County Alert subscribers on September 21, 2016 as part of a scheduled maintenance check. Please share your feedback about the alerting system. The survey will be open until September 27.
Outdoor Aquatic Strategy
Strathcona County is developing an Outdoor Aquatic Strategy that will guide the long term planning for outdoor aquatic recreation facilities in the County over the next 15 years. In order to develop the Strategy it is important to gather the perspectives of the general public and users of the outdoor aquatic facilities (spray parks and spray decks) in Sherwood Park. We want to hear from you.
See also: completed consultations
Public Engagement Framework
The County's public engagement is based on the Strathcona County Public Engagement Framework. This framework, approved by Council in June 2010, outlines a process for planning and implementing public engagement activities, including:
- Guiding principles
- Continuum of engagement
See also: Public Engagement Policy
Public Engagement e-newsletter
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Senior Advisor, Public Engagement
Corporate Planning & Intergovernmental Affairs