Report Card: How did the City of Sarnia do in 2017?

In 2017 the City of Sarnia actively pursued the goals laid out in the 2017-2017 Report Card Cover2020 Corporate Strategic Plan. We are well on our way to fulfilling each strategy. See the full report card:

Here are a few 2017 achievements in each of our strategic priorities:

Priority #1: Economic InnovationPresentation Graphic

  • Named a Smart21 Community globally, for the 3rd year in a row
  • Introduced BizPal online service to help businesses start up
  • Launched promotional videos: Live, Work and Play
  • $107.7 million construction value of permits issued

Priority #2: High Quality of Life & Caring for all Caring for Citizens GraphicCitizens

  • Received award for municipal accessibility achievements
  • 12 new Sarnia Transit buses on the road
  • Presented 6 local businesses with Go Green Awards and 8 local businesses with Accessibility Awards
  • Supported many festivals and community events, such as Canada 150, Artwalk, Kids Funfest, Hobbyfest, Greekfest, Celebration of Lights, Lambton College Anniversary Pow Wow, Ribfest

Priority #3: Responsible Financial ManagementPiggy Bank Graphic

  • Leveraged $15 million in senior government funding
  • $290,000 in sponsorships
  • Paid off $3.8 million of external debt and ended year with a budget surplus
  • Contributed $5.35 million for demolition and remediation of Sarnia General Hospital

Priority #4: Corporate Excellence & LeadershipChecklist Graphic

  • Live streamed City Council meetings
  • Nominated by the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 Outstanding Business Achievement Award (OBAA) in the category of Customer Service – Large
  • 3,695 likes on Facebook and 3,722 followers on Twitter
  • Utilized SmartSarnia website to expand opportunities for citizen engagement