In January of 2005, County Council and Administration decided to undertake the development of a Strategic Plan that would help chart the course of Lacombe County in years to come. The original plan was completed and adopted by Council on December 19, 2005. Since that time, Council and Administration have been working to position Lacombe County for the future residential, commercial and industrial growth we expect to see in the upcoming years; for the future projects and initiatives required to ensure we remain responsive to the needs of all of our stakeholders; for the future growth of the urban municipalities located within the County and potential annexations; and for the future human resource issues we will face as some of our staff prepare to retire.
Continuing to follow the original goals set out in our Strategic Plan has helped us to ensure we can successfully prepare for the future. This Plan has assisted us and continues to assist us in positioning Lacombe County so we are able to work through some of these future challenges today while remaining an attractive, balanced, and progressive municipality.
After several reviews of the documents, conducted by internal and external resources, we decided to do a complete overhaul of the Strategic Plan in 2018, and committed to the following:
- A one-day update of the Strategic Plan in Spring 2021 (completed)
- A two-day full review of the Strategic Plan in Spring 2023