Council refines, approves strategic plan

May 8, 2018

Council refines, approves strategic plan

Strathcona County Council today approved a refined 2013-2030 strategic plan.

At Strathcona County, all decisions link back to the strategic plan. The plan sets out the long-term vision (2030), and articulates the community goals Council wants to achieve through the County’s investment in infrastructure, programs and services. These goals are reviewed by Council each year to ensure continued relevance, and to enable the county to adjust its shorter-term focus as necessary.

“Strathcona County Council continues to set the bar high in the area of strategic planning,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “I am confident this Council has provided clear direction to administration for the next four years. We have listened to the public and this is reflected in the strategic plan goals.”

The newly formed Council met early in 2018 to review the strategic plan. The result is a more focused plan – goals reduced from 12 to eight – as Council sought to consolidate similar goals and remove redundancy.

Based on the refined plan, the County will review and revise its corporate business plan this year as well, setting out nearer-term initiatives to achieve the goals.

View the revised 2013 – 2030 strategic plan

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 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