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2020-2025 Strategic Plan

The 2020-2025 Municipality of Sioux Lookout Strategic Plan has now been released. It is available for review in PDF format, please click here.

Message from Mayor Doug Lawrance:

On behalf of the Council of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout it is my pleasure to provide an introduction to our Municipal Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2025.

The Strategic Plan has been prepared based on significant community engagement and input: an on-line survey of residents, a series of focus groups with community and business groups, a town hall meeting for residents, and personal interviews. Council considered all this information as well as input from staff as we met and mixed in our own visions for our community. We believe the result is a Strategic Plan that is realistic and aspirational in recognizing both our opportunities and challenges.

While it is clear that opportunities abound for Sioux Lookout, it is also evident that we face significant challenges. Many of these were identified by residents during the community engagements to prepare this plan. Although our challenges can seem unique to Sioux Lookout, a national scan shows our challenges are evident to a greater or lesser extent in many municipalities across our country. The Municipal Strategic Plan recognizes the importance of working with other agencies, municipalities, and different levels of government to address the challenges we face. In doing so we will also be creating opportunities.

Through the process of developing this Strategic Plan with community members and Council, there were certainly differences in opinions on community priorities and approaches on how best to address our challenges and take advantage of our opportunities. No matter the differences it is clear that we all share the desire to make Sioux Lookout a better place to live, work, and visit. To that end, Council was united in its belief that it is important to celebrate our cultural diversity and continue to find ways to work with others to ensure the health, happiness and prosperity of all our residents. Council has identified five strategic priorities for our community: Innovation & Development, Community Wellness, Regional Collaboration, Community Engagement, and Operational Excellence. These are presented in the following pages and we look forward to engaging with you as we move forward with our 2020 – 2025 Sioux Lookout Strategic Plan.

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