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Apply Now to become a member of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee

The City of Saint John is preparing to develop a new 10-Year Strategic Plan. The plan will identify a renewed vision for the City and a new set of long-term goals that will move our community forward in achieving its vision. It will serve as a management tool to improve the City’s performance and align with existing plans, including the Long-term Financial Plan, PlanSJ, and MoveSJ.

To help guide this process, the City of Saint John is establishing a Strategic Plan Steering Committee. Community members are an essential voice at the table. Candidate selection will focus on a diversity of views and skill levels. Any Saint John resident interested in applying to volunteer on the Steering Committee may submit an application for consideration. The Committee will include a member of Common Council, the Finance Committee, the Growth Committee, and three members of the public.

The Steering Committee will lead engagement and guide the Staff Working Group in the strategic planning process. The Committee’s primary functions will be to:

-    Review output of Staff Working Group
-    Provide guidance and direction
-    Approve Guiding Principles
-    Recommend strategic planning policy to Council
-    Review public engagement
-    Recommend completed Plan to Council

While the Staff Working Group will be responsible for the project deliverables, Steering Committee Members will be expected to attend workshops, public and stakeholder engagement sessions, periodic Common Council meetings and presentations, and regular Steering Committee meetings. Time commitment will fluctuate with each milestone of the process. The final 10-year Strategic Plan is scheduled to be completed and presented to Saint John Common Council for approval by spring 2021.

If you have a passion to serve your City and wish to apply for a volunteer position on the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, please submit your application by Friday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m.