Strategies & Actions Theme 3: Governance & Partnerships

Strategy 10: Ensure local governments and authorities are responsive to the needs of the community.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
3.10.1 Encourage all local authorities to develop effective models and strategies for interacting with and engaging citizens in policy/program decisions and elections.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.2 Develop a communication system that ensures Aboriginal and immigrant populations are involved with and consulted during local decision-making processes.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.3 Develop strategies to increase community participation in local decision making.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Multiple Partners
Medium
3.10.4 Encourage Town Council to ensure that Committees of Council are comprised of citizens who represent a cross-section of the community.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.5 Promote the use of best practices to achieve excellence,
innovation and accountability within all local authorities.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.6 Engage youth, families and seniors through special events and local activities by posting information in public spaces and outdoor areas.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
High
3.10.7 Develop a Customer Service Model that meets the needs of the population while pursuing excellence in municipal governance.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
High
3.10.8 Maintain a strong facility and infrastructure maintenance and management program that supports service delivery by employing
life cycle planning.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
3.10.9 Build on volunteerism as a vehicle to engage citizens and strengthen the community.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
3.10.10 Improve citizen knowledge and engagement through more creative methods such as information kiosks at community gathering places, electronic bulletins, outdoor art and displays.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
3.10.11 Develop policies that ensure local authorities operate in
an ethical, accountable, transparent, and proactive manner.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.12 Develop sustainable funding sources to reduce municipal dependence on provincial and federal governments.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.10.13 Engage the community to define and discuss city status for the Town of Hinton. 
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
 Low
3.10.14 Ensure local authorities foster efficiencies and seamless service to strengthen our economic and political position regionally and provincially.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium

Strategy 11: Enhance, strengthen and promote partnerships within the community, throughout the region and among all levels of government.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
3.11.1 Ensure that municipal service and sharing agreements and inter-municipal planning maximize the use of limited resources (e.g. land, service capacity and municipal revenues) for the good of the community.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Medium
3.11.2 Partner with municipal and other levels of government to provide a one-stop shop for governmental services.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
3.11.3 Establish the Town of Hinton as an innovator in collaborative governance that fosters efficiency and seamless services to all stakeholders.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Medium
3.11.4 Build partnerships among local, regional and provincial health and social service providers and support local initiatives.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.*
Alberta Health Services
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Health Services
Medium

Strategy 12: Foster vibrant non-profit organizations and groups by providing guidance and training support (e.g., effective governance, organizational stability, program delivery and fund development).
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
3.12.1 Increase supports for capacity building in the non-profit sector to enhance the potential for success.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
3.12.2 Develop mentoring programs for and between community groups and their leaders.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Low
3.12.3 Encourage community groups to address program needs and facility deficits through public consultation and partnerships.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
High