St. Catharines City Council wants to hear from residents and businesses on ways to improve and strengthen the City’s Strategic Plan. Following last year’s municipal election, the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer conducted individual interviews with Councillors to help determine how community needs have changed following the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff then recommended Council undertake a Strategic Plan refresh. As part of the public engagement component, a short survey has been launched on EngageSTC. It was developed out of an Oct. 18 meeting involving Council and the City’s Senior Leadership Team. Established in 2019, the current Strategic Plan is centred on five pillars: Economic Prosperity, Social Well-Being, Environmental Stewardship, Cultural Vibrancy and Organizational Excellence. Residents and businesses are asked to complete the survey by Nov. 13. Results will then be compiled and presented to Council. It’s anticipated an updated version of the Strategic Plan will be available to the public before the end of the year.