Council adopts 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Plan set priorities for remainder of Council's term


Nanaimo City Council has adopted their Strategic Plan, which will drive the City forward through 2022. Work on the plan began in early 2019 by identifying a vision and four strategic themes Council have chosen to focus on during their term. The process of reviewing the plan involved a number of workshops and feedback from the public.

Under each of the four themes - Environmental Responsibility, Governance Excellence, Livability and Economic Health - Council has set out a priority, or goal, and key areas to focus on. Finally, the plan includes actions to be taken to accomplish each priority identified under the four themes along with a timeline for each action. Among the actions, some highlights include a Climate Resiliency Study, undertaking a review and update of Council policies and bylaws, developing an Economic Development strategy, implementing the Affordable Housing Strategy and developing the 1 Port Drive property.

For more information on Council's 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, visit

Link to Strategic Plan: A strategic plan contributes to developing a culture of excellence around governance, management and cost-effective service delivery.

Key Points

  • The previous Strategic Plan update expired in 2019.
  • The chosen four themes - Environmental Responsibility, Governance Excellence, Livability and Economic Health - and the corresponding key focus areas will guide Council's strategic decision-making through the remainder of their term.
  • As a next step, staff will incorporate the plan's actions into the 2020 budget and planning cycle to ensure adequate resourcing and follow-through.


"Our Strategic Plan, prepared with the assistance of staff and community input, creates a clear pathway to reach the goals established by Council for our City."

City of Nanaimo


Farnaz Farrokhi
Communication Manager
City of Nanaimo

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