Council Priorities

Term of Council Corporate Priorities are a key tool in maintaining strategic organizational focus, managing workload/resources and moving the County forward by prioritizing items that add significant value to the community. The 8 Corporate Priorities are, in no particular order:

Responding to provincial funding changes

Responding to provincial funding changes

Identify challenges and develop a fiscal strategy in response to the 2019 Ontario budget and related legislation

Affordable/social housing strategy

Affordable/social housing strategy

Take necessary steps and examine options related to implementing an affordable and social housing strategy

Public mobility & transportation

Public mobility & transportation

Define & explore potential transportation options to assist residents with travel-related needs

Growth strategy, Official Plan update & Highway 6 corridor infrastructure

Growth strategy, Official Plan update & Highway 6 corridor infrastructure

Continue to plan for & address population growth, long-term infrastructure needs and economic opportunities for the next 20 years

Procurement & contract management enhancements

Procurement & contract management enhancements

Develop and implement solutions to enhance procurement and contract management activities

Recreational facility needs & implementation strategy

Recreational facility needs & implementation strategy

Identify and prioritize community and recreation needs associated with 20+ year growth forecast

High speed, County-wide broadband internet

High speed, County-wide broadband internet

Facilitate private sector investment to provide County-wide broadband internet infrastructure & services

Customer service enhancements

Customer service enhancements

Further develop customer service standards, practices and resources to enhance convenience and increase accessibility to municipal services

Updates on the 2018-2022 Term of Council Corporate Priorities will be provided annually - including timing and key milestones.

Updates on the 2018-2022 Term of Council Corporate Priorities will be provided annually

At the beginning of each Term of Council, Council holds strategic planning exercises and discussions to identify major initiatives and administrative improvements it wishes to achieve during its tenure. County staff then identify the scope, resources, timing & other logistical matters associated with proposed initiatives and – through a report – seek Council approval of the proposed work program.

Reports
CAO-03-2019 Term of Council Priorities Update (September 17, 2019)
CAO-03-2019 – Attach 1 – Updated Recreation Facility Priority (September 17, 2019)
CAO-01-2019 – 2018-2022 Term of Council Corporate Priorities (June 27, 2019)
CAO-01-2019 – Attach 1 – 2018-2022 Term of Council Corporate Priorities (June 27, 2019)

Council Videos
Committee of the Whole – Term of Council Priorities – June 27, 2019
Committee of the Whole – Priority Setting – March 7, 2019

 

When it comes to budgeting, decision-making or changing/introducing services, the County’s 3 Corporate Strategic Pillars serve as guiding principles. They are:

  1. Growing our Local Economy by Creating Economic Opportunity

Making expenditures and taking action to support the strengthening of the economic base
of the County.

Examples: New infrastructure investment to allow growth, urban re-development which
generates assessment growth and/or retains existing business/industry, & tourism
enhancements

2. Community Vibrancy & Healthy Community

Investing in high quality sustainable services that promote the well-being of communities
and contribute to the betterment of the quality of our natural environment or the health of
residents.

3. Corporate Image & Efficient Government

Making change and investments that will result in a visible, positive image for the County by providing a more accessible, more efficient or more cost-effective local government for residents.

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