Share Your Views on Brantford’s Proposed Community Strategic Plan 

For Immediate Release
2/4/2015 
Contact: Trudy Belanco, Manager, Corporate Policy and Management Practices  
Phone: 519-756-4150 

The City of Brantford’s “Shaping Our Future 2014-2018: Brantford’s Proposed Community Strategic Plan” is ready for public input. The City is asking citizens to share their views on the strategic actions that will be used to assist Council in setting priorities and working toward long-term desired outcomes. Citizens can click to access the Plan on the City’s website, review copies at City Hall or the Brantford Public Library, Main and St. Paul Avenue Branches, or request a copy by email or by telephone at 519-759-4150, ext. 2340.

Residents have a variety of options for providing their feedback and can submit comments by:
Email: strategicplan@brantford.ca
Telephone: 519-759-4150, ext. 2340
Mail: Mayor’s Office, City of Brantford, 100 Wellington Square, PO Box 818, Brantford, ON N3T 2M3

Comments should be submitted no later than March 28, 2015.

The Proposed Strategic Plan will act as a community guide that provides the information and direction needed to make rational informed decisions, set priorities, allocate resources, provide programs and services, and address strategic issues facing the municipality, now and into the future. It will provide the basis for strengthening existing partnerships and building new ones with the Corporation of the County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, other levels of government, businesses, residents and community organizations; this will be critical in dealing with strategic issues for our area that are growing in complexity and require solutions jointly developed with those within and outside of the community.

Goals identified in the plan are: 

  • Economic Vitality & Innovation
  • High Quality of Life & Caring for All Citizens
  • Managed Growth & Environmental Leadership
  • Excellence in Governance & Municipal Management

The Plan brings focus and unites the community to work together to build a vibrant 21st Century City. This update builds on the vision, goals and actions that were identified in a thorough community-based consultation in 2006. The plan was updated in 2010 and again during the Council day-long retreat on January 17, 2015. Council identified its desire to hear from residents about the strategic actions at that time.