Perth County is giving area residents the chance to help shape the guiding document that will inform the decision making of elected officials and determine the county’s direction over the next four years.
As county staff prepare to update Perth County’s corporate strategic plan for the new term of council from 2023-2026, the public is invited to share their thoughts and ideas about the county’s future by filling out an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/PerthCoStratPlan.
“All of the work that we do at the county is guided by our corporate strategic plan,” county communications officer Sarah Franklin said. “So all of the reports that council receives have a direct connection to the strategic plan document. The strategic plan is built off of community and staff input as to what they’re seeing in their respective service areas. It’s really built from scanning our region (and determining) where we need to go in this term of council.”
With that in mind, Franklin said it’s crucial that residents have the opportunity to inform the plan so that county council’s goals and objectives over the next four years are in line with the community’s.
“We want to receive input from residents and stakeholders across Perth County to guide us over the coming term of council.” Perth County Warden Rhonda Ehgoetz said in a press release. “I encourage everyone to take a moment and complete the survey so we can ensure the plan connects to the things that our communities want to see.”
Franklin said the survey, which doesn’t take long to fill out, asks residents to consider what they want to see happen in the county over the next decade, identify the top three issues they’re facing in the community, and pinpoint what they ‘d like to see the county address as an organization through the services it provides.
Once the public input period ends on April 2, staff and councilors will consider the survey responses – all of which remain anonymous – while they draft the update through a workshop process. The updated plan will then be presented to county council for final consideration and approval later this year.
To keep up with the development of the county’s updated strategic plan, visit www.perthcounty.ca.