East Gwillimbury's 2022 to 2026 Strategic Plan is approved

Yesterday, East Gwillimbury (EG) Council adopted the 2022 to 2026 Strategic Plan. The Plan will guide the next four years of EG to ensure we continue to deliver programs and services that support a sustainable future for our growing community where residents and businesses thrive.

The Plan was made by the community for the community, based on the feedback shared with Council while campaigning for the 2022 municipal election and throughout the Strategic Plan public engagement process. The Plan is made up of five strategic priorities with corresponding key deliverables that ensure EG remains well-planned, well-managed, and resilient.

The approved strategic priorities are:

  • Quality programs and services - Provide value for tax dollars through the delivery of programs and services that support our economic, environmental, and social goals.
  • Responsible growth - Ensure responsible and balanced growth management.
  • Environmental stewardship - Preserve and protect our natural environment as we grow.
  • Build complete communities - Build complete communities that support the ability of residents to connect to amenities, services, employment, and each other.
  • Culture of municipal excellence - Foster a culture of service excellence, engagement, and transparency.

“Adopting a new Strategic Plan is one of the most important initiatives we undertake as a Council,” says Mayor Virginia Hackson. “It sets the tone for this four-year term and ensures Council remains committed to addressing the various needs of our diverse community through the delivery of quality programs and services, modernization, growth management, and the completion of key projects.”  

EG’s vision for the Strategic Plan is simple, bring sustainability to the forefront and use it as a lens to guide key decisions. It sets the stage for the next four years, while also planning for our future. Some of the key deliverables included in the Strategic Plan include:

  • Safely and cost-effectively manage and maintain town infrastructure and facilities.
  • Support Heritage Conservation through the development of Heritage Conservation Districts beginning with the community of Sharon.
  • Develop and implement an environmental strategy, climate action plan, and updated community energy plan.
  • Complete Holland Landing and Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Projects
  • Imbed the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework into all Town programs and services.

The community will have various opportunities to track the progress of actions completed throughout the term through Annual Community Reports and the Business Plan and Budget process. To view the 2022 to 2026 Strategic Plan, visit the Strategic Plan page