The strategic objectives include growing the community by creating an environment conducive for investment and development. (File photo)

The strategic objectives include growing the community by creating an environment conducive for investment and development. (File photo)

City of Lacombe approves strategic plan

Lacombe City Council has approved the 2022 to 2025 Strategic Plan.

With support from administration and external facilitators, council held a workshop back in December. Together, they collaboratively envisioned the future of the City of Lacombe and determined where to focus municipal resources over the next four to achieve desirable community outcomes.

“Through a collaborative process, Lacombe City Council was able to create a document that ensures your municipality remains an innovative leader in service delivery,” said Mayor Grant Creasey. “The 2022-2025 Strategic Plan is an essential tool which communicates the will of our community to those who implement the policies and services our citizens expect.

The plan combines each councillor’s views and experiences into a cohesive vision. This process allows Administration to prioritize resources and tactics, to achieve the council’s objectives.

Council said they relied on the values of collaboration, fiscal responsibility, innovation, integrity and respect in the plan to achieve the city’s mission, ‘Lacombe innovates, challenges ourselves and others to support a vibrant, verdant, inter-generational city of choice.’

“I do not doubt that this forward-thinking, economically-friendly Strategic Plan will benefit our residents for years to come,” said Creasey.

The strategic objectives include growing the community by creating an environment conducive for investment and development.

This involves collaborating with community stakeholders on community economic development, strengthening conditions for investor attraction and attracting major retailers.

Another part of the plan mentions sustainable infrastructure, service levels and funding as part of the managing of community resources and managing the city of Lacombe in a fiscally responsible manner.

Building the community with Long-term sustainable service delivery. Efficiently delivering core services, increasing accessibility of Lacombe services and planning for adequate transportation options within the community

The plan also entails supporting the community and maintaining a vibrant, healthy, and safe community. The City plans continued support for community safety health and the expansion of community programming through partnerships.

The document, in its entirety, is divided into a high-level plan and more specific details, including tactical assignments and timelines. Residents can read the document online by logging on to Lacombe.ca, under the city publications header.

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