Oakville Town Council approves 2015–2018 Strategic Plan

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Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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Town Council unanimously approved their 2015–2018 Strategic Plan at last night’s Council meeting. The plan builds upon the success of the previous Council’s 2011–2014 Strategic Plan, and sets out new actions to help achieve Council’s vision for Oakville “to be the most livable town in Canada.”


“Setting a clear strategic direction will ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “We are committed to working with residents, businesses and community partners to achieve our vision for Oakville to be the most livable town in Canada.”

Since 2007, Oakville has adopted a mission-driven approach to strategic planning that converts the town’s vision, mission and values into strategic goals. Council then establishes its work plan based on those strategic goals which it believes require the greatest attention. For 2015–2018, Council has identified five areas of focus:

  1. Good Governance
  2. Environmental Leadership
  3. Economic Growth
  4. Fiscal Sustainability
  5. Outstanding Service to our Residents

Town CAO Ray Green noted that Council’s strategic goals will be measured and tracked annually, and are fully integrated into departmental business plans and budgets.

“Integrating Council’s strategic goals into departmental business plans ensures that staff goals are fully aligned to Council’s strategic priorities,” said Ray Green. “This is not a strategic plan that we only look at once a year. Staff incorporates Council’s goals into every decision we make, and every report we bring to Council.”

To see the full plan please click the following link: Oakville Strategic Plan for 2015-2018


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Gordon Brennan says:

    I trust the Fiscal Sustainability will include paying off the massive non-taxpayer supported debt before the planned 30 year term, only because A LOT can happen between now and 3 decades from now…

  2. John McLaughlin says:

    The Town’s “strategic Plan” is both a strategic and tactical failure. It measures nothing of value.

    Total town & hydro debt is approaching $500 million dollars, annual spending has doubled (now $1 million a day) and property taxes are among Canada’s highest.

    That is a strategic failure of epic proportions … period. To change it, change Council.

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