Lethbridge’s Strategic Plan: What are the Costs and Benefits of Growth?

October 2, 2014 :: Mayor Chris Spearman
Moderated by Dylan Purcell

The current Lethbridge City Council was elected to serve a four-year term in October 2013. Although much of the effort of City Council is focused on day-to-day, week-to-week governance matters, Council also recognizes that they are largely responsible for the direction of development in the community. With the future of Lethbridge citizens and businesses in mind, City Council has prepared a strategic plan.

City Council has utilized the framework of the City’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan/Municipal Development Plan (ICSP/MDP) to establish strategic priorities for the next four years. These priorities will assist the community in realizing the hopes and ideas of Lethbridge residents that were captured in the comprehensive community consultation that drove the contents of the plan.

Although this strategic plan is for a four-year term, it is viewed as a living document that can incorporate emerging issues or initiatives. City Council is committed to review and update this plan appropriately. The speaker will elaborate on this and priorities of growth

Speaker: Mayor Chris Spearman

Along with 38 years of business experience, Chris Spearman has devoted 18 years (1992-2010) to serving on the Holy Spirit School Board including two terms as Board Chair. A vocal opponent of electrical deregulation in Alberta, Chris helped establish the Industrial Association of Southern Alberta in 1983 as a founding member. In 2008, Chris joined the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and has since served on several sub-committees.

In addition, Chris served five years on the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Management Advisory Committee and since 2010, he has served on the Board of the Aboriginal Housing Society. Chris also volunteered with several other community organizations including Economic Development Lethbridge (a founding member) and the Rehabilitation Society of Southwestern Alberta (now known as the Ability Resource Centre).
Moderator: Dylan Purcell
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch)

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