Strategic Plan

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Town of High Level Strategic Plan project

Reviewing the Town of High Level's FOUR main strategic goals

Scroll down for more information and a link to a NEW survey!

Help us shape the future of High Level!

The Town of High Level is currently developing a Strategic Plan that will guide the direction of development and planning for the next four years in our community.

Your input will help identify key themes for this plan, and will give Council and Administration a better understanding where residents would like to see High Level headed!

A document that changes with us

We recognize that opportunities and challenges can change over time. That’s why the Strategic Plan is designed as a flexible document, aligning with Council terms moving forward and providing an overlap so that new Councils will have a chance to collaborate and update the plan every four years. This will give new Councils the opportunity to reflect on the success of the previous plan to date and to respond to changing political and economic landscapes or climates.

We've brought in help

The Town has acquired the expertise of CMR Consulting, Inc. to assist us with this task. They will be working with Planning and Development staff to facilitate strategic planning sessions with Council and senior administration, as well as conduct extensive community engagement. The most important part of this process is hearing what you have to say. It’s YOUR town, tell us your vision for it!

A road map for the future

The final Strategic Plan will act as a road map for Town staff – delivering the vision of Council built on extensive community input, providing strategic guidance that is flexible enough to respond to unplanned opportunities or circumstances, while considering High Level priorities, past and present Plans, interests, concerns, and challenges.

Phases of engagement

Community Engagement will run in TWO PHASES beginning Feb. 23 and running through to May 13, 2022.

There are several ways to get involved and submit input into the Town’s Strategic Plan:

Phase 1 engagement

  • Call 1-844-457-5261 (1-844-HLPLAN1) and answer six initial survey questions;
  • Submit open-ended written feedback to TOHLEngagement@cmrconsulting.ca;
  • Completing six initial survey questions online or hardcopy (available at the Town office) between Feb. 23 and March 16, 2022;
  • Meet with Planning & Development staff at public venues (to be announced) on March 10 and 11, 2022 to further discuss the project.

Phase 2 engagement

  • Call 1-844-457-5261 (1-844-HLPLAN1) and answer some post Draft Strategic Plan Goals’ survey questions;
  • Submit open-ended written feedback to TOHLEngagement@cmrconsulting.ca;
  • Complete some post Draft Strategic Plan Goals’ survey questions online or hardcopy (available at the Town office) between April 22 and May 13, 2022; and
  • Discuss the Draft Strategic Plan Goals with Council and answer some post Draft Strategic Plan Goals’ survey questions with Planning & Development staff at a community open house event on April 30, 2022.

Stay tuned!

For more information, please contact Hayley Gavin by email hgavin@highlevel.ca or by phone 780-502-0778. Please monitor the Town website at highlevel.ca and the Town’s social media for further details!

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Building the Town of High Level 4-year Strategic Plan


Your input is vital as we work together on a road map to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.

As a result of your feedback, we have developed 4 Strategic Goals to set the direction for the next four years.


GOAL ONE – THRIVING ECONOMY

  • Working with and supporting existing businesses
  • Attracting new businesses
  • Enhancing land use zoning diversity

GOAL TWO – STABLE INFRASTRUCUTRE

  • Identify and address aging infrastructure needs
  • Create new community spaces and facilities
  • Engaging developers to improve housing options
  • Transportation corridors for improves connectivity

GOAL THREE – RESILIENT COMMUNITY

  • Expand recreational and family programming
  • Advocate for increased professional services
  • Updating emergency plans
  • Building extra safety measures for the community

GOAL FOUR – ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNANCE

  • Improve the Town’s communication with the public
  • Building relationships with all levels of government
  • Regular reviews and updates of Town documents
  • Enhance financial and management performance

 

We want YOUR input!

Don’t forget to join us for food, fun, prizes, and much more at Community Ketch-Up on Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Arena Curling Pad!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY NOW