Regional District Approves 3 Year Strategic Plan
Posted on 10/30/2019
Image for Strategic PlanThe Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) Board approved a 2019-2021 Strategic Plan at the Board meeting held on October 18, 2019. The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan provides strategies to guide the Regional District’s priorities, decisions and necessary allocation of resources.
“The purpose of this strategic plan is to foster a common understanding of the issues facing the region and establish a strategic approach to addressing our most important opportunities and challenges. The strategic plan will inform the allocation of financial and human resources, provide clear direction to staff and align decisions and policies of the Board with our vision for the future. It will also enable us to track and measure our progress and success over time and report to our citizens and stakeholders.” (excerpt from plan)
“This plan will help the Board to focus on the appropriate allocation of time, energy and resources (including financial) for the benefit of the communities we represent. Because it was mutually discussed and agreed upon, it will help staff and the Board remain organized and on track as they work collaboratively towards achieving specific goals”, said RDKS Board Chair Phil Germuth
“Strategic Plans can be quite successful; they help guide the organization like while assisting staff to understand the direction Elected Officials see as important in their communities. It puts a lens on what matters and what needs to be accomplished in a prioritized manner that is agreed upon by all involved.” says RDKS Chief Administrative Officer Ron Poole.
The plan focuses on 6 key topics with strategies that are believed to be achievable to address the priorities identified and agreed upon by the Board through until the next term. This includes the Northwest Resource Benefits Alliance, engaging and communicating with our citizens, partnerships with communities and First Nations, examining RKDS organizational capacity, provision of services in rural areas and general advocacy.