On January 22 and 24, 2018, members of the Lac Ste. Anne County Council and Administration participated in strategic planning workshops to consider a future direction for the County and build a framework for a Strategic Plan for 2018-2021.
The workshop objectives were to identify a shared vision for Lac Ste. Anne County; and the components of a strategic plan that would provide guidance to development of operational plans. The strategic planning horizon was for the next three to five years, with business plan goals extending three years, and operational plan objectives to guide the work of staff for one year.
In identifying the scope of the anticipated outcomes for these plans, participants agreed that the County had a strong organizational foundation that is operating well. While there were some lingering issues that needed to be addressed and brought to a conclusion, maintaining a consistent focus on a set of clear longer- term priorities would enable the County to achieve considerably more in the next five years.
The focus was to develop strategic objectives with a distinct achievable outcome, meaning that they are in addition to the standard operating initiatives the County will undertake year after year. As activities like budgeting and capital planning are undertaken on an ongoing basis there is no distinct outcome or completion and though an important part of municipal government these activities are not strategic objectives. Though these annual activities are not captured in this Strategic Plan these plans will continue to be discussed and developed on a continual basis.