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Strategic Plan 2019 to 2022

Draft - For Presentation Purposes Only on May 14, 2019
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Message from your Mayor and Council

Council

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As elected officials of the Town of East Gwillimbury, our role is to ensure that the needs of residents and businesses are met in an effective and efficient manner. One of the first major tasks we undertook as a Council this term was to develop the Strategic Plan, to guide our decisions and actions over the term.

The priorities and actions laid out in the Strategic Plan are based on many discussions and interactions with residents as well as a formal consultation process. The four priorities identified evolved naturally out of the themes that we continuously heard as residents’ wishes for the future. Each of these priorities becomes an important puzzle piece and complements one another to guide us along the path of creating a strong, vibrant community.

This plan is our commitment to each resident, to remind you that we have listened to your feedback and are focused on moving forward projects and initiatives that support your values.

As we move through this term, we will conduct annual Community Reports to ensure we are on track and share with you the progress we are making. We welcome feedback, and look forward to a healthy and productive four years for the Town of East Gwillimbury.

Strategic Priorities for the 2019 to 2022 Term of Council

Note: This digital copy of the Strategic Plan has been created for easy reference of the Strategic Plan, with a focus on the four priorities. If you would prefer to read about the Strategic Plan via a hard copy, you can pick yours up from any Town facility, or open the PDF here.

Below are the four Strategic Priorities as determined by Council for this Term of Council. Click each priority to learn more about the Strategic Priority, the resulting Strategic Actions and on-going projects for this Term.

 Responsible Growth and environmental protection priorityQuality Programs and Services

BUILD complete communitiesCulture of municipal excellence

Our Core Purpose

Our Town...To be a safe, connected community, focused on livability, and high quality, affordable services

Our Community Vision

Our future...To be a balanced community, evolving to meet the changing needs of our residents

Our Strategic Values

The Town of East Gwillimbury is a Character Community. These values are incorporated and promoted throughout the workplace and have been embedded in the Strategic Plan:

  • Compassion, integrity, courage, optimism, fairness, perseverance, honesty, respect, inclusiveness, responsibility, initiative, and trust

    Annual report & corporate alignment

    corporate alignment

    Multi year - The Strategic Plan is developed by Council to guide the direction of the Corporation for the 2019 to 2022 Term of Council. It sets the stage as the foundation to guide decisions, projects, and initiatives to be  undertaken during the four-year term.

    Annual - In order to ensure the Strategic Plan is successfully implemented, staff will integrate the strategic priorities into the Annual Business Plan and Budgets. This ensures that projects move forward and are approved by Council each year.

    Daily - Once annual work plans are set, staff work together to touch base quarterly, monthly, weekly and even daily to ensure that projects are on track and continue to advance
                                                                                                        the strategic priorities for the Town.