North Grenville is excited to embark on the strategic planning process which will create a vision for our community. This process will be iterative and provide residents and business owners ample opportunities to provide input. The goal of the plan is to capture the vision and direction for the Municipality for the coming years – in a way that represents the community’s ideas, experiences, and expectations.
The goal of these consultations is to hear from local people, to understand your community priorities, and your vision for the future of your Municipality. Engaging a diverse range of voices will be critical to developing a plan that aligns with the best interests of all residents and reflects the unique needs of the diverse community members in North Grenville.
Why We Need a Strategic Plan
A strategic plan depicts the community’s vision for North Grenville and creates a roadmap for how to get there. As a growing community, it is important to identify strategic priorities so we can best act on opportunities to better our community for those that live and run businesses here.
Following the creation of the strategic plan, a new departmental business planning process will be implemented that will aid the annual budget process, aligning the direction of funding decisions with agreed upon planned priorities. This will also help create transparent annual reports to keep residents informed of the progress of key initiatives. By aligning the annual budget and business planning with the strategic plan’s goals, the process to achieve the strategic plan’s vision becomes more streamlined and the likelihood of success increased.
North Grenville’s last strategic plan was completed in 2013. In the Fall of 2018 residents elected a new Council who committed to completing a new strategic plan in 2020. In the interim, Council created a work plan. The 2019 Council Work Plan represents the shared priorities that were voiced by community members throughout the election campaign which builds on the values reflected in the 2018 Official Plan and 2006 and 2013 Strategic Plans.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the strategic planning process was delayed until 2021.