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General Committee – Strategic Priorities Session, Saturday, December 3, 9am

Updated: Jan 6

Setting the Strategic Priorities for the next four years!


Engage's Follow-up: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/council-follow-up-week-of-november-28

Minutes: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=M&ID=1059228&GUID=17173E7E-40E7-4586-A058-CF1FD3D438E3

Watch Online: not available

Agenda: https://barrie.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=1059228&GUID=17173E7E-40E7-4586-A058-CF1FD3D438E3



Development of Strategic Priorities for the 2022-26 Term of Council

  • Presentation by Michael Prowse, Chief Administrative Officer


🤐🧑‍🏫 Discussion of a Confidential Education or Training Session – Establishing Conditions for Success

  • Staff Report


Council Strategic Priorities Session 2022-2026

  • Presentation by Kirk Fox, Certified Executive Coach, and Leadership Facilitator from D'velup Inc.

  • Discussion of the five categories identified:

  • Affordable place to live

  • Better and safer roads

  • Community safety

  • Good governance

  • Thriving Community

  • The local MPs and MPPs attended the afternoon session and provided feedback on the proposed strategic priorities.


2022-2026 Council Strategic Priorities

  • CARRIED unanimously

Affordable Place to Live

  • Encourage a range of housing options to make housing attainable

  • Open for business environment to help encourage job creation

  • Develop and attract talent to support our employers

Community Safety

  • Support neighborhood safety and crime prevention

  • Address speeding and aggressive driving to ensure street and pedestrian safety

  • Work with our partners to implement the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

  • Support community-based policing initiatives

Thriving Community

  • Champion equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Create and foster programs and opportunities to support community wellness

  • Foster growth in arts and culture

  • Expand and maximize access to parks and recreation opportunities

  • Continue to support a vibrant downtown

Infrastructure Investments

  • Make it easier to move around the city

  • Fix roads that need attention

  • Update and improve infrastructure

  • Support active transportation and pedestrian connections

  • Implement climate action plans

Responsible Governance

  • Support the services our community needs while keeping tax increases low

  • Maintain focus on city core services

  • Financial stewardship which includes finding efficiencies and innovation

  • Advocating to other levels of government for support

  • Ensure accountability and transparency








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