As we look to the future, it is vital to know where we are going and how we intend to get there. What goals and visions are driving each decision? What are we aiming to accomplish, both as City Administration, and as a community?
This five-year Strategic Plan will propel us forward, provide direction, and guide us on future decisions. Although this plan is communicated by City Administration, your handiwork is evident. You have co-created these strategies with us, hand-in-hand, trusting one another along the way. We consulted the community extensively and focused our internal and external resources to produce a comprehensive analysis on which to build a solid plan.
As we continue to work together to make a better Swift Current, come along with us and know that you are In Good Hands.
We asked for your feedback and we heard you through:
- 14 focus groups from multiple sectors
- Public consultations
- Surveys to school students
- Community-wide survey
- Individual interviews with City Councillors
- City staff contributions
- Workshops and operational planning with City Council and Administration
Our Vision: A vital and thriving community to live, work, visit and play.
Our Mission: We provide quality municipal experiences that are inclusive and welcoming to all. Through continuous improvement and innovation we enhance our services to foster community wellbeing, prosperity and value.
Our Values: Everything we do, both externally and internally will be based around these five core values.
Long Range Goals:
- OUR ENVIRONMENT - To be stewards of the natural and cultural environment while ensuring protection from hazards and enjoyment of our lands.
- OUR RELATIONSHIPS - To be cooperative partners with our regional neighbors, leading to greater economic prosperity for our citizens and the region.
- OUR PEOPLE & PLACES - To be a complete community in which it is easy to live, work and play for people of all ages, incomes, interests and lifestyles.
- OUR TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE - To be a well connected community that invests in infrastructure and services to achieve timely, well serviced development.
- OUR IDENTITY - To foster pride through visible and vibrant culture, heritage and arts.
Five-Year Strategic Goals:
- Advance Our Community
- Enhance community safety and wellbeing
- Increase community engagement
- Enhance citizen quality of life
- Strengthen Economic Sustainability and Prosperity
- Strengthen smart investment of resources
- Increase and diversify City income
- Advance economic development
- Enhance City Operations and Services
- Enhance core services and operations
- Maximize efficiencies of internal processes and systems
- Invest in sustainable infrastructure for the future
- Strengthen regionalization and partnerships
- Strengthen Our People, Leadership and Governance
- Enhance leadership and governance
- Strengthen organizational culture
Over the next five years, the City of Swift Current Council and Administration will carry this plan forward and provide updates of our progress relating to each priority. We want you to feel confident that the future of Swift Current is In Good Hands. At the same time, we feel assured that we, too, are In Good Hands, because of you, our strong, thriving and vibrant community.
CLICK HERE to view and download the 2022 - 2027 Strategic Plan. Hardcopies are available at City Hall upon request.