Strategic Plan public comment period closes January 23

North Bay, ON – January 18, 2017 – The deadline for public consultation on the City of North Bay’s strategic plan is fast approaching.

Residents are encouraged to have their say on the vision, goals and objectives proposed in Council’s Draft Strategic Plan Framework before the public consultation period closes this Monday, January 23.

“Over the past three months we’ve had the opportunity to see how passionate our citizens are about the future of our city,” said Mayor Al McDonald. “These conversations are essential to creating a community vision for our city. We will use this feedback to create a framework that will guide our decision making over the next decade to ensure a greater North Bay in 2027.”

Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts by completing the short online survey.  Any individuals with a printed copy of the visioning workbook from the town hall sessions are encouraged to fill it out and drop it off at Customer Service at City Hall.

Comments should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 23, 2017. 

“We’ve had hundreds of interactions with community leaders, businesses, organizations and residents since November,” said McDonald, stating that civic engagement took place through 10 community town hall sessions, two stakeholder sessions, and the City’s online survey.  

“It’s important that everyone, of all ages, has had a chance to share their vision. I would encourage residents to share this information with friends, family and colleagues to ensure everyone has had an opportunity to have their say.”

For more about the strategic planning process, visit www.cityofnorthbay.ca/strategicplan.

The City of North Bay is a city of 54,000 people situated between the shores of Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake. For information on City services and programs, North Bay residents, businesses and visitors can visit www.cityofnorthbay.ca