Orangeville initiates new strategic plan process

The Town of Orangeville is launching the creation of a new Corporate Strategic Plan that will clearly articulate a vision for the municipality, help guide municipal staff and Council in the allocation of priorities and resources over the next term and set short to long-term goals to inform the actions of the municipality. The plan will make recommendations that reflect input by Council, staff, stakeholders, business owners, and residents.

The municipality seeks an innovative Strategic Plan that addresses internal organizational capacity, including the maintenance of existing service levels across all departments, while also considering external challenges and opportunities. When completed, the plan will provide a common focus and guide the direction of departmental work plans and budgets.

Assisting in this process is Deloitte LLP, an experienced and respected strategic development consulting firm that will undertake the research and analysis as well as consultation and stakeholder engagement required to complete the project.

Critical to the development of the Strategic Plan is understanding the priorities and perspectives of the community and, as the project unfolds, numerous opportunities to participate will be made available. According to the Town’s Acting CAO Ray Osmond, “Development of a new Strategic Plan provides an opportunity for us to collectively plan for the future as we seek to build on our community’s strengths. The process will be inclusive, and the resulting plan will guide Council and staff in their work in the coming years.”

The plan is expected to be finalized in early 2023. Keep checking this webpage to follow the progress of the project and to see how you can contribute to the development of the Strategic Plan by providing your input. For more information on the project please contact Ruth Phillips, Manager, Economic Development and Culture, at [email protected].

Orangeville Forward – the Town of Orangeville's Strategic Plan defines a common vision for the municipality, identifies priorities and provides Council and staff with a framework to guide decision-making.

View the progress reports to see some of our achievements with the five key priorities set out in the Strategic Plan.

Vision

Orangeville is an inclusive community that respects its heritage, natural environment and small town appeal while embracing the future with a progressive and innovative spirit.

Key priorities

In order to fulfill our vision, the Strategic Plan identifies five key priority areas.

Municipal service

Town service will be citizen focused and delivered professionally to ensure quality that meets the needs of the community. Municipal services will be:

  • delivered with a focus on customer service
  • effective and efficient
  • respectful of cost and impact to the community

Strong governance

Strong governance will result from a transparent and fair decision-making process, fiscal responsibility and enhanced communication with the public. This will result from:

  • financial responsibility
  • enhanced communication
  • positive relationships with other governments, agencies and private sector
  • transparent and fair decision-making processes

Economic vitality

Economic growth will focus on business development, retention, expansion, increased tourism, and cultural opportunities. Economic vitality will:

  • attract, retain and expand business
  • foster entrepreneurship
  • stimulate tourism and cultural development
  • further workforce development

Community stewardship

Our community will embrace our heritage and will be an accessible, inclusive place where residents feel safe, engaged and involved. Community stewardship will offer a high quality of life where citizens are:

  • safe and protected
  • active and healthy
  • engaged and involved
  • champions of the environment

Sustainable infrastructure

Infrastructure will become sustainable through the well-planned management of Town assets and systems that keep people moving and the community functioning. Sustainable infrastructure will require that we:

  • maintain current assets
  • plan for growth
  • support innovation
  • provide systems that keep people moving