Council and Staff participated in a two-day workshop in February 2019 to establish a long-term vision and strategic Plan for the District of Sparwood as a top priority for Council. The four-year strategic plan which evolved from that workshop articulates Council's priorities and demonstrates how Council and Staff plan to lead the organization. This plan will be a valuable tool to help guide Council's decision-making process and ensure that District resources are directed where they will have the most impact.
During that workshop, three significant themes emerged:
To be a progressive, welcoming and livable community that takes pride in its natural resources and environment.
The District of Sparwood’s guiding principles are:
The strategic priority process concluded with a review and refresh of the District’s goals:
Five distinctive areas (pillars) of a sustainable community emerged during the workshop:
The focus of the Strategic Priorities Chart is on NOW priorities. When these are completed, one-by-one they are replaced with NEXT items. These longer-term directions or emerging strategic topics will then be discussed further using the Solution Seeking approach to develop strategic possibilities and the priority setting criteria to reset strategic priorities.
The Plan is reviewed on a semi-annual basis to ensure that it continues to meet Council's goals. The performance indicators included in the Plan will be measured and reported back to citizens and Council through the Annual Municipal Report.