Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP)
“Imagine Lacombe” is the City of Lacombe’s Municipal Sustainability Plan, adopted on January 13, 2014. Imagine Lacombe is the City of Lacombe’s highest level of guiding policy, a report which sets out the community’s vision for what it hopes to be, and achieve, by 2040. Imagine Lacombe will be used to provide direction and develop future policy to guide the community to a more sustainable 2040.
Over the next 25+ years, the report will be used to guide decision making in the community – both at the City of Lacombe municipal government level, but by all members who share the same vision for Lacombe. The vision of a succession future in Lacombe is identified through five Community Priority Goals, which are:
- Build a Strong, Local and Diverse Economy
- Preserve and Enhance Heritage and Culture
- Promote a Healthy, Connected and Active Community
- Protect our Natural Environment
- Provide High Quality Services and Infrastructure
To achieve these goals, 9 Strategy Areas have been identified. These Strategy Areas provide a more focused path to achieving the goals, by identifying desired outcomes specific to the strategy areas. Imagine Lacombe ensures that a path, or framework, is in place, to achieving the desired outcomes, by establishing Key Directions which will guide our actions.
A series of short term ‘Recommended Actions’ have been developed to help the community reach its vision. As these actions unfold, new actions will be established. The new actions will rely on reviewing indicators, which will identify those areas where the community is on track to meeting its overall 2040 goal.