City of Guelph releases 2017 Report to the Community

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Report highlights accomplishments from 2017

Media release

Guelph, Ont., July 24, 2018– Yesterday, the City unveiled the 2017 Report to the Community as part of the Chief Administrative Officer’s annual update to Guelph City Council.

The City has been reviewing and updating its approach to public reporting to increase transparency and accountability to citizens and stakeholders. The 2017 Report to the Community includes performance data from across the organization—making it easier to understand how the City is using tax dollars, managing assets, and planning for sustainable and prosperous urban growth.

It also includes videos and stories showing how municipal programs and services contribute to Guelph’s high quality of life.

“This isn’t a typical financial or performance report because it’s not just about us. It’s about residents, business, community groups, visitors, volunteers, and our own employees. It’s about people working together to make Guelph a great city,” says Derrick Thomson, the City’s chief administrative officer.

From the City’s perspective, the report demonstrates significant progress and highlights areas where the City needs to focus further to achieve the three goals of the City’s Corporate Administrative Plan—financial stability, service excellence, and innovation.

It also reflects how people throughout the community benefit from municipal programs and services every day.

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Media Contact

Jennifer Smith
Manager Corporate Community Strategic Initiatives
Chief Administrator’s Office, City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2120
jennifer.smith@guelph.ca