Hanover Council endorsed the Town of Hanover’s revised Strategic Plan on November 2, 2015.
Mayor Paterson and Council members wish to express their gratitude for those residents and staff who provided input and interest during the process, and particularly the focus group participants. We are also very grateful for the leadership, guidance and facilitation skills of Jim Morgenstern, dmA Planning & Management Services. Jim continues to be amazed by the level and quality of our community interest and input.
The revised plan is modernized and more focused. The Strategic Directions and Goals have been amended with Regional Service Centre becoming Regional Centre, The Economy becoming Economic Development, Healthy Community becoming Community, and The Downtown being replaced with Sustainable Municipal Operations. The number of Action Plans has been reduced from 29 to 20 whereby several completed, or no longer relevant plans, were removed, others clarified and a few new ones added based on your input and our experience over the past five years.
The late great Yogi Berra once said, “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” Hanover’s Strategic Plan will continue to be a valuable living document and the driving force behind Council’s priorities and Administration’s work plans for the next five years. We will continue to monitor progress and report to the community on a regular basis.
Thanks again to each of you for your valued contribution.
Brian Tocheri, CAO/Clerk