Sunday, March 25, 2012

Final Strategic Plan Workshops


Final Community Workshops 
Scheduled For Strategic Plan 

Four more workshops are planned for the public to provide input to Nanaimo’s Corporate Strategic Plan.

The remaining workshops are directed to specifically defined groups. These include Community Groups on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 pm in the Oliver Woods Community Centre, a Business Symposium on Wednesday at the Dorchester Hotel at 6:30 pm, one for Teens and Youth at Wellington School on Thursday at 4 pm and a session for Seniors on Saturday at 10 am in Oliver Woods. Registration for these events is encouraged at YourVoiceOurNanaimo@nanaimo.ca.

The workshops are being presented to gather input from residents to assist in developing the city’s first Strategic Plan. The input will help to provide municipal leaders with a wide range of perspectives and ideas and ensure the community’s vision and priorities are included in the planning process.

The Strategic Plan’s goal is to set a policy framework to link all existing City plans, and to establish priorities for municipal investments over the next 3-5 years.

Councillor Jim Kipp, chair of the Steering Committee for the process said, “The point of these workshops is to try and come up with ‘priorities’ for Council to consider as they plan and budget for the coming years. We’d like to do this with the community’s ideas in mind, so this is their time to share where they think we should go next.”

Mayor, Council and city staff will participate in their own workshops to reflect on community input and add their own insights and perspectives on strategies. All of these activities will culminate in a Wrap Up Community Forum on June 6. Final presentation of the Strategic Plan is scheduled to come before Council on July 9.

The Strategic Planning blog went live March 1 and can be accessed through the city’s website at www.nanaimo.ca. Please check the blog for a document which provides an initial scan of the City’s operating environment. Details on the workshops and events along with schedules and locations can also be found on the city’s website or residents can call the City at 250-755-4406.

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1 comment:

  1. Strategic plans should be more than blueprints of previous organizational direction or exercises in writing mission and vision statements. They should provide a framework for decision making within an environment that is more dynamic and competitive than ever before.

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