Council’s Strategic Planning Framework
Council’s strategic planning framework shows how Strathcona County activities align to achieve its vision. Council’s strategic plan is the County’s principal guiding document for governance, community development, infrastructure and service delivery. This document directs the long-term planning for the County and serves as a foundation upon which the County’s Corporate Business Plan, Sustainability Plans, department business plans and annual budgets are developed. Together, these tools guide staff to act on their responsibilities and implement Council’s vision.
Strategic Plan (updated June 21, 2016) (2.8 MB)
Our vision and priorities in 2030
Living in Strathcona County is a statement about what we aspire to be and paints a picture of what the community will look like in the future. Our vision has eight priorities, grouped into five pillars of sustainability, and represents the elements of our livable community. It describes the County-wide priority areas necessary to achieve our vision:
Living in Strathcona
Strathcona County, located in the heart of Alberta, is an energetic and thriving community. A leader in North America’s petroleum industry and a champion for advancing diverse agricultural business, we use our energy to power our new tomorrow.
We are a specialized municipality, and work cooperatively with our urban and rural residents to govern as a single municipality. Proud of our distinct governance model, we promote and demonstrate our achievements.
We are a welcoming place to live and attract people of all ages, cultures and walks of life to join us. Families thrive in our dynamic, caring and safe community.
We strive to be a model of ecological integrity, protecting our environment and preserving our agricultural heritage. Investment in infrastructure, quality services, cultural and recreational programs and facilities is a priority and sets us apart.
We are Canada’s most livable community.
To drive continuous improvement and enhance decision-making, we have built a chain of accountability into each step of the planning process; we track both strategic and operational performance. To attain our vision, we measure and monitor our performance at the strategic priority level. To determine operational performance, we also monitor and report against our sustainability plans and Corporate Business Plan goals. We are accountable to the community for our progress, as well as for the associated fiscal costs and resources used to achieve our desired goals and objectives.