Update #3 – April 16, 2021
The first round of public engagement wrapped up mid-March. Thank you to everyone who attended the live session, submitted feedback through the survey, emailed comments and questions, and reviewed project information. The Study team will use the feedback you provided and questions you asked to inform the analyses of the different governance options, including the status quo of maintaining the current government structure of three municipalities.
An engagement summary has been prepared which provides an overview of key themes that emerged through the feedback provided and the verbatim feedback submitted. The Engagement Summary can be viewed here.
The team has been reviewing and analyzing information to inform the preparation of the Recommendations Report, along with the feedback provided. The Recommendations Report will be presented to the Study Steering Committee and will then be shared through a second engagement phase, anticipated to occur in late May. Stay tuned for specific details as they get confirmed.
Update #2 – February 18, 2021
Public engagement kicked off the week of February 15 with a virtual open house tool and online survey available for residents and stakeholders to learn more about the study process and share their perspectives on current issues, concerns, and information they would like to learn.
A live session was held on February 17 which included a brief presentation and Q and A session. You can watch a recording of the session here.
Update #1 – February 8, 2021
Currently, the consultant, guided by the Steering Committee, is gathering information related to how each municipality is governed, what services are provided, what agreements are currently in place, costs of services and governance, and looking at examples from other Alberta municipalities who have also explored or implemented different governance structures.
The Study has just kicked off and information will be shared here as we learn more about the different governance options and what the different options could mean for citizens of the region.
We expect to launch public engagement in mid-February where you will have an opportunity to review what we have learned to date and provide your feedback.
Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about upcoming engagement opportunities.