On January 19, 2016, Cambridge Council approved the Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected: Our Voice. Our Vision. Development of this plan included community consultation and engagement with nearly 1,500 members of the community. The Plan provides a new foundation for decision making, priority setting and ongoing performance management in order to deliver high-quality public service that meets the needs of the community.
The Cambridge Connected: Our Voice. Our Vision Strategic Plan:
- Reflects the voices of the people who live, work and play in Cambridge
- Connects the community's vision and goals with the corporate mission, values and actions of the City
- Guides decision-making
- Helps direct tax dollars to community priorities
- Allows the community to measure progress
View the full version Cambridge's Strategic Plan for more information.
We developed our Cambridge Connected Strategic Plan in three phases:
|Phase One: Connect with what we have already|
During Phase One, we wanted to hear from the community about what makes Cambridge special and what we can focus on to make it even better. More than 130 people provided comments in writing, online and at our three Open House and Workshop sessions held from April 29 to May 7 in 2015.
View the following documents to learn more about what the community had to say:
|Phase Two: Collaborate on where we should go in the future|
On October 6, 2015 staff provided a Council Report of Phase Two of the Cambridge Connected Strategic Plan. This included a summary of community feedback and next steps. A presentation was given to Council on October 20, 2015, identifying the categories for the foundation of the Strategic Plan, including:
View the Draft Strategic Framework (October 2015) to learn more.
|Phase Three: Create a sustainable framework|
The final Council decision about the Strategic Plan was made on January 19, 2016. Phase Three included:
On March 15, 2016 Cambridge Council endorsed a Business Plan that identifies how our Strategic Plan will be implemented in 2016.
Strategic Plan Steering Committee
The Strategic Plan Steering Committee includes the following members:
- Jamie Austin, Director of Water/Wastewater Works
- Hardy Bromberg, Deputy City Manager, Development an Infrastructure
- Elaine Brunn Shaw, Director of Planning
- Dave Bush, Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services
- Chris Davidson, President of the Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters Association
- Councillor Mike Devine, Cambridge City Council Ward 2
- Gary Dyke, City Manager (Chair)
- Steven Fairweather, Deputy City Manager/Chief Financial Officer
- Shawn Falcao, Manager of Communications
- James Goodram, Director of Economic Development
- Mike Gregorasz, Secretary of CUPE Local 32
- Mike Hausser, Director of Asset Management and Support Services
- Deborah Ingraham, Executive Assistant to the City Manager
- Helen Kelly, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Idea Exchange
- Brooke Lambert, Director of Corporate Strategy
- Councillor Mike Mann, Cambridge City Council Ward 3
- Neil Main, Fire Chief, Cambridge Fire Department
- Kent McVittie, Deputy City Manager, Community Services
- Warren Shaw, President of CUPE Local 1882
- Sue Trayes, Director of Human Resources
- Councillor Pam Wolf, Cambridge City Council Ward 5