Draft 2023-2026 Strategic Plan and Community Conversations

The City is placing a strong focus on implementation as part of this new strategic plan. The Draft 2023-2026 Strategic Plan will be presented to Council on May 8. In order to develop the final strategic plan, staff is looking for feedback from Council, staff, and the community. Comments can be sent to strategicplan2023@waterloo.ca, entered on this project page's comments section, or mailed to the project team by Monday, May 29. The draft plan will be revised and finalized for presentation to Council on June 26th. Details regarding the launch of the plan, a reporting framework, and implementation will be included as part of that report.

Implementation will be ongoing with continuing conversations with Council, staff, and our community. We want to continue to build connections between the City and our community and within the community itself. One way we hope to do this is through our new initiative, announced by Mayor McCabe in her State of the City address: Community Conversations. This will be an opportunity for us to bring together members of our community to talk about how we move forward with the new strategic plan. These conversations will be themed and focused on different components of our strategic plan and will allow us to bring together people from across our community and from all sectors.

The strategic plan is vital as part of development of our three year budget and three year business plans. We want to explore how to implement the strategic plan through these initiatives with our community. It is with your help that we will know if we are responding in a real way to all of the feedback we heard over the last several months.

We are currently working out the details regarding our Community Conversations and we look forward to providing additional information in the weeks to come.

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