Orangeville Forward – a strategic action plan identifying priorities for the municipality – has been approved by Orangeville Council. The goal of the plan is to guide the responsible use of resources, ensure effective and efficient municipal service delivery and to be accountable to citizens, Council and stakeholders.
Led by a strategic planning committee, the process to develop the plan included staff, Council and stakeholder workshops and meetings, and a community survey. The plan outlines updated vision and value statements and sets out priority areas for the next several years. The document is designed to complement and work with other corporate plans such as the annual budget and departmental plans. Some recommended actions will require comprehensive planning, budgetary considerations and approval by Council, while others will be implemented as part of regular operating procedures.
The plan puts forward a community-wide 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”.
The strategic plan identifies five key priority areas and related actions for implementation:
- Municipal services
- Strong governance
- Economic vitality
- Community stewardship
- Sustainable infrastructure
Council has directed staff to implement the strategic priorities and actions into future reporting and departmental operating plans, the annual budget process, and progress updates.