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Sep 2018 | The Future of Public Service Delivery

WHY MUNICIPALITIES SHOULD STRENGTHEN THEIR CORPORATE PLANNING PROCESS
PETER W. STEBLIN, CITY OF COQUITLAM

Strategic planning has been considered sound business practice since the 1960s. But integrated corporate planning should also be part of the foundation of the public sector in order to ensure that our actions and initiatives are contributing to a big-picture vision. For the City of Coquitlam’s part, a sound corporate planning process has ensured success in delivering high-profile, multi-partner projects on time and on budget, while maintaining a low tax rate and high citizen satisfaction. The municipality located in the heart of Metro Vancouver is home to over 150,000 people and is one of the fastest growing municipalities in British Columbia. That growth brings both challenges but also unprecedented opportunities to build an urban, vibrant community where people can live, learn, work, and play.

 

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