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Town of Stettler sets 2022 strategic targets

The Town of Stettler council has set its strategic targets for 2022.

Council voted in favour of approving the 2022 strategic planning targets during their Feb. 15 meeting.

The top priority for the year will be looking into further development of parks and open spaces in the town by a working group consisting of council members and staff.

Second on the priority list for 2022 is revisiting the SRC expansion plan through the creation of another new working group which will examine concepts and shovel-ready projects along with their associated cost estimates.

Next on the list is updating and improving office meeting spaces in the town office.

Because the town office shares space with Clearview Public Schools, meeting spaces in the building can sometimes be difficult to book due to other users; with that in mind the town is developing options to convert existing office space into another meeting room for their own use.

Fourth on the list, but tied for third on the strategic planning list, is the marketing of Stettler as a Christmas destination.

The ideas to meet this strategic target would be the establishment of another working group to gather ideas on building Stettler’s existing strengths, such as the Main Street Christmas tree, Alberta Prairie Railway Excursion Polar Express and the Board of Trade shopping initiatives which occur throughout the holiday season.

Finally, the last target council and administration will be working on in 2022 is upgrading the town’s technology infrastructure to allow for remote working, a need highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I really like this plan because it helps shape our focus for the year,” said Mayor Sean Nolls, via recent media release.

“I am very excited to be involved in several of these projects myself, because I really believe in their value. This Strategic Plan gives us all a new perspective on what additional areas need our attention this year.”

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