Residents invited to share at Municipal Development Plan workshops

June 15, 2015

Residents invited to share at Municipal Development Plan workshops

Strathcona County residents are invited to participate in discussions on the future of their community. The County is holding workshops to explore ideas and build on community input, as it updates its Municipal Development Plan (MDP).

“Our community needs to be involved as the Municipal Development Plan is a guiding document that has an impact on every resident and business in Strathcona County,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “I encourage our residents to get involved and attend one of the upcoming workshops, and to invite their friends and family.”

The MDP sets out a clear vision for how Strathcona County will grow and develop over time. It also guides Council decisions on key issues like conservation of the natural environment and investment in infrastructure and services. 

Interactive workshops provide an opportunity for residents to learn about and discuss key topics for the MDP update. Small group discussions are designed to help neighbours hear and learn from each other, planning staff and project consultants.

Residents are invited to attend one of the following workshops:

  • June 22 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) - Ardrossan Recreation Complex
  • June 24 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) - South Cooking Lake Community Hall
  • June 25 (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) - Community Centre Agora, Sherwood Park

Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the workshops will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Strathcona County has grown by over 10,000 residents since the MDP was last updated in 2007. The MDP helps ensure community development is sustainable and maintains a high quality of life for current and future residents. 

People who are interested in getting involved can visit the project website and read the project backgrounders.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595