Photo contest encourages youth involvement in Municipal Development Plan update

July 2, 2015

Photo contest encourages youth involvement in Municipal Development Plan update

Strathcona County is holding a photo contest designed to involve youth in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) update. The theme of the contest is “What’s your favourite place in Strathcona County?”

“It’s important our youth know they have a stake in planning our county’s future and adding a fresh, relevant perspective that will guide Council’s decisions,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “That’s why we are working to encourage youth participation, by offering them an opportunity to contribute as we update our Municipal Development Plan.”

The contest is open to all Strathcona County youth and runs from July 1 to August 31. 

Photos will be featured on the MDP engagement HUB and hosted by the Art Gallery in the Community Centre. Select photos will be used in the County’s updated Municipal Development Plan. Prizes include gift cards for Galaxy Cinema, iTunes, Subway, Booster Juice and West 49. 

Full contest details

About the Municipal Development Plan
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. 

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. 

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