The next 4 years

Haven’t blogged in a while, a few trips and a packed schedule have intervened.  Meant for some time to post a link to our strategic priorities – Council’s agenda for the next four years.  City Council’s don’t have a Speech from the Throne or other opportunity to put forward the government’s agenda, so in Barrie we start each Council term with a strategic planning session which results in a set of goals for the next four years. 

For this term, we focussed in on five goals, but took it further and established a series of actions for each year in the term to accomplish them.  You can find the strategic priorities here:  Let me know what you think.

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


One Response to “The next 4 years”
  1. Ada Kallio says:

    Jeff – I am so proud of you. You are making tremendous inroads in promoting and improving Barrie’s image. I do hope to see the bus terminal conversion to a marketplace. Love the idea of a hotel condo on Dunlop’s Lakeview Dairy site. Remember to keep time for your family (and music). Great photos and write-up in the Pie magazine.
    All the best,

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