The County of Wetaskiwin believes that its success lies with the stakeholders it serves. The County sees value in engaging the public through a variety of mediums and is committed to open, accountable, and responsive decision making, including different levels of engagement with the public.
Council recognizes that good governance includes engaging municipal stakeholders in Public Participation by:
- Creating opportunities for stakeholders to engage;
- Promoting sustainable decisions by recognizing various stakeholder interests;
- Providing stakeholders with the appropriate information and tools to engage in meaningful participation; and
- Recognizing that Public Participation for matters beyond the statutory requirements can enrich the decision making process.
September 2020 Public Engagements
On March 2, 2021 Council accepted the Public Engagement 2020 Final Report.
Public Engagement Sessions were held on September 29 and 30, 2020, at the Alder Flats and Mulhurst Bay Community Halls.
In Alder Flats, 7 stakeholders attended session one and 31 attended session two. In Mulhurst Bay, 10 stakeholders attended session one and 27 attended session two.
Both evenings were broken into 3 sections: Provincial Downloading, Roads and Hamlet Revitalization.
The full report can be read online here. The report summarizes the results from the Road Round Tables, Hamlet Revitalization Survey and the Q&A section provides answers to 31 questions received during the engagements.
The results from the public engagement events were present to Council on October 19, 2020 during Council’s strategic planning process. The information was used to inform discussions related to level of service in the County. Moving forward Council would like to increase the number of public engagement opportunities in the County.
The County of Wetaskiwin Council and Administration would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the Public Engagement Sessions for their valuable input.