Esquimalt Council Sets Strategic Direction

January 17, 2012

Esquimalt Council has set its strategic priorities for the 2012–2014 period with a focus on the Esquimalt Village Plan, centennial celebrations, and economic development.

Through a strategic planning exercise which included input from senior staff members, Council developed a list of Township priorities. These Council priorities were then expressed as operational strategies, with timelines, for staff to implement in their work plans. The next step in the process is to produce a comprehensive strategic direction document and to request input from the public.

“This was an important exercise to have early in our new Council’s term,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “We have a blueprint to start working on initiatives important to the future of our community.”

Council’s list of current priorities includes:

  • Conducting a municipal needs assessment in the wake of the Seaspan shipbuilding contract to ensure the Township is positioned to support this new economic opportunity;
  • Holding an Esquimalt Village Plan Zoning Bylaw Public Hearing;
  • Reviewing the program and funding for the Esquimalt Centennial 2012 celebrations;
  • Developing a Future Legacy Program that includes community branding; and,
  • Developing terms of reference for an economic development strategy.

Council has developed a Strategic Priorities Chart, its first step in creating a comprehensive strategic direction document. The chart lists Council priorities for the short- and long-term as well as operational strategies for all Township departments. The chart is posted to the Township website here.

For more information, please contact:

Barbara Desjardins, Mayor

Tel: 250-412-8600