Hamilton is getting a new vision statement.
For years, it has been “the best place to raise a child”, but that’s being adjusted to say “the best place to raise a child and age successfully.”
A change has gone before Hamilton councillors, as part of City Manager Chris Murray’s 2016-2025 Strategic Plan presentation and it has been well received.
Ward 6’s Tom Jackson notes that about 20% of residents are seniors, a percentage that is growing. Ward 7’s Donna Skelly adds that the new vision statement is “more inclusive”.
The new strategic plan sets out a series of priorities including engagement, economic growth, healthy and safe communities, clean and green, culture and diversity.