The Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities initiated the Municipal Achievement Awardsto recognize a municipality that has demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life of its residents. There are two categories for the Municipal Achievement Awards - one for municipalities with a population of 1500 and under, and one for municipalities with a population of over 1500.
The Town of Stratford was presented with 2016 Municipal Achievement Award.
FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall presents the 201 Municipal Achievement Award to members of the Stratford Town Council at the 2016 AGM held in St. Peter's Bay on April 25, 2016.
In presenting the 2016 Municipal Achievement Award, FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall noted that “the ultimate goal of Stratford’s Council and staff has been to build the best community possible. They have identified the following three key ingredients to achieve this goal:
· a holistic viewpoint and a long term vision of the desired future. This has been reflected in their sustainability vision, plan and decision making framework.”
· performance management to ensure that they manage their resources and activities in a way that will move them continually toward the future state that they envision. This has been reflected in their performance management system.”
· the deeper and meaningful engagement of residents and stakeholders in decision making as reflected in their Engagement Strategy.”
“The Town of Stratford has taken a number of actions appropriate to this big picture strategy,” stated MacDougall. “They continue to plan additional initiatives including a community energy plan, a natural area interpretation and stewardship program, an asset management program, a performance based budget and enhanced online service offerings to mention just a few.”
“We are pleased to acknowledge these efforts and to present FPEIM’s 2016 Municipal Achievement Award to the Town of Stratford,” concluded MacDougall.