North Grenville, ON – The Municipality of North Grenville is excited to launch a new strategic planning process intended to illustrate the community’s vision for North Grenville and that will create a roadmap for how to get there.
The community’s last strategic plan was approved in 2013. In the Fall of 2018, residents elected a new Council who committed to completing a new strategic plan during their term.
“This is an opportunity for us to collectively plan for the future as we seek to build on our community’s strengths and contend with the high rate of growth in North Grenville,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“Given our fantastic blend of both rural and urban, it is important that we hear from residents throughout our Municipality, including in our rural hamlets, settlement areas, our rural subdivisions as well as those in the Town of Kemptville.”
“The community’s input will be critical in order to gain a full understanding of the key priorities residents and businesses want addressed,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman.
“We recognize not everyone will agree with the priorities, but the beauty of this process is that everyone has the right to be heard,” added Peckford.
To build a plan that reflects the community’s needs and expectations, it is of utmost importance that community members and leaders have the opportunity to address priority areas, ensuring that lived experiences and hopes for the future of the Municipality are included, to help inform the development of the strategic plan.
Residents, businesses, community groups, and youth can now provide their input through an online survey available at www.northgrenville.ca/vision as well as at upcoming public consultations so people can share ideas directly. Hardcopies of the survey are also available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (285 County Road 44) and North Grenville Public Library (1 Water Street).
The Municipality of North Grenville is working with a highly experienced external group, StrategyCorp, to support consultations with community members and business leaders, and to aid in the development of the strategic plan.
“The strategic planning process will be iterative, to make sure we are hearing all voices from the community. The resulting plan will guide Council and Staff in their work in the coming years,” added Gary Dyke, Chief Administrative Officer with the Municipality of North Grenville.