Highlights from 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
February 22, 2019
It was a busy four years for the Fraser Valley Regional District. In 2014, the FVRD embarked on a four-year strategic plan, creating a blueprint for future policy and budget decisions. The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Report Card highlights the numerous accomplishments made during that time.
The 2014-2018 Strategic Plan identified four strategic areas of focus: Support Environmental Stewardship; Foster a Strong and Diverse Economy; Support Healthy and Sustainable Communities; and Provide Responsive and Effective Public Services.
FVRD Board Chair Jason Lum says the report card represents the breadth and complexity of regional district programs. “We are proud of all that we have accomplished in the past four years. It’s been really exciting as we continue to grow and expand our services as a regional district. We're the local government for residents in the Electoral Areas, but we also provide region-wide services such as animal control, transit, and parks to those living in our municipalities."
A few of the achievements highlighted in the 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Report Card include:
- Received $1.1M in grants through Job Creation Partnerships to expand Experience the Fraser Canyon to Coast Trail and upgrade regional park infrastructure.
- Opened two new regional parks: East Sector Lands and Hillkeep Regional Park.
- Launched Waste Wise public education campaign.
- Introduced electric vehicles into the corporate fleet.
- Expanded animal control services to Abbotsford, Mission, Harrison Hot Springs and Kent and shelter services to three First Nations communities.
- Opened the North Fraser Fire Training Centre and the Boston Bar Live Fire Training Centre
- Participated in SXTA Treaty Process.
- Introduced two new transit services: the #66 Fraser Valley Express and the #22 to Hope.
- Partnered with the Cultus Lake Park Board to integrate and upgrade the Parkview and Cultus lake water systems.
The current Board will begin its strategic planning process in the coming months.