Each term of Council offers an opportunity to build on the City’s long and successful history of strategic planning, and this term is no exception. Council asked for a transformational plan, and City administration has delivered.
This plan will enable us to take charge of our city’s future. It will allow us to further our success in city-building, which began with our founder John Galt’s bold vision for Guelph and has continued over the past 185 years. It will capitalize on the collective talent, expertise and pride of the employees who keep this city running each and every day.
On June 25, Guelph City Council endorsed a new corporate strategic plan that charts a course for the next four years and beyond.
The framework retains the City’s vision of “making a difference” that was first established in the 2007-10 strategic plan. It also responds to the significant forces of change that have affected our community in the years since – including the economy and the speed and complexity of our world.
Through the new strategic plan, the City of Guelph is re-engineering itself – building new capacity to deliver the outstanding services and value citizens expect.CAO’s remarks to Council
Chief Administrative Officer
Executive directors’ message
It’s an exciting time for the City of Guelph.
Our new 2012-16 corporate strategic plan sets us on a solid course to further strengthen how the City works and build a thriving future for Guelph.
Together, with the leadership of Chief Administrative Officer Ann Pappert, we are committed to working with Council, employees and community members to implement the framework’s strategic directions through numerous strategic initiatives. These include building organizational excellence by adopting a more business-like approach to setting spending priorities and using modern technology to better connect with citizens.
We will work with government, community and business partners to discover innovative ways to deliver City programs and services. Urban renewal projects, along with several community-based initiatives to boost the quality of living in Guelph, will greatly contribute to the City’s continuing prosperity.
Our mutual efforts to deliver results will be guided by values that continue to be important to Guelph – integrity, excellence and wellness – and we’ll always be mindful to provide value for taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars.
We invite you to learn about the City’s new corporate strategic plan and keep track of our progress towards achieving our vision – to be a City that acts locally and globally to improve the lives of residents, the broader community and the world.
By working together, we can better manage today’s economic, social and technological forces and make the most of City resources to benefit the amazing community in which we live, work and play.
Colleen Bell, Executive Director of Community and Social Services
Mark Amorosi, Executive Director of Corporate and Human Resources
Al Horsman, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer of Finance and Enterprise Services
Derek McCaughan, Executive Director of Operations, Transit and Emergency Services
Janet Laird, Executive Director of Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment