This is the UNA’s first Strategic Plan, developed by the Board and senior management over a number of months. The size of the community and the complexity of the issues facing it require a new approach to address them. This is a practical plan, rooted in concrete actions that will be developed annually as mechanisms to meet the goals defined below.
There is no shortage of good ideas or initiatives that would benefit the community as a whole. Every municipal-like entity whether it is a not-for-profit, a municipal council, or a regional district, is facing difficult decisions to ensure limited resources are appropriately allocated. This is a critical step for the UNA as it evolves to meet community needs.
The four strategic directions are listed below with goals under each heading. They are not listed in any priority order as all four areas will be addressed over the next three years. The strategies will inform the actions taken to achieve the goals. Each year, as part of the planning and budget process, an annual work plan will be developed in parallel with the budget process to ensure that resources are allocated to priorities and any new initiatives or projects are appropriately resourced. Community and stakeholder engagement is a key element.