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Whitchurch-Stouffville council passes strategic plan for 2019-22

Council identified 4 priority pillars that will help guide the town for the next 4 years
July 26, 2019
Simon Martin

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has approved its 2019-22 Strategic Plan.

The move came July 16 after a thorough process that took six months and included an in-depth resident and stakeholder consultation through online surveys, public information sessions, Facebook Live with Mayor Iain Lovatt and significant social media content.

Council identified four priority pillars that will help guide the town for the next four years. The four pillars include fiscal sustainability; expanding the tax base through a growing, diversified economy; service excellence; and asset planning, maintenance and development.

“I’m so thankful that we were able to work very hard together,” Lovatt said. “At the end of the day, we now have this incredible document that we can all be very proud of.”

The town’s Strategic Plan also prompted a revision of the town’s mission and vision. The new mission statement for the town is “To enhance our community by delivering service excellence that is friendly, efficient and financially responsible.” The vision statement is “To be an inclusive, caring community with a unique rural-urban identity that provides an exceptional quality of life.”

The Strategic Plan will be implemented through corporate business plans. Progress will be monitored and reviewed by staff and council to ensure the town is on the trajectory to reach their goals.

For more information and to view the Strategic Plan visit