For Immediate Release
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wayne Caldwell Reviewing North Huron’s Draft Strategic Plan
The Township of North Huron’s draft strategic plan is almost complete and ready for public comment.
Wayne Caldwell PhD from the University of Guelph has been retained to conduct an independent assessment of the draft plan and provide comments and recommendations. Dr. Caldwell will be the guest speaker at a special Council meeting on Tuesday November 13th at 7pm in North Huron’s Council Chambers. This meeting is open to the public.
In addition, public meetings have been organized in each of the three wards for the community to review the draft plan and provide input. This is a follow-up to the community consultations held last fall that included town hall meetings, roundtable discussions with key stakeholder groups, and a Citizen Survey. The details of the meetings are as follows:
Monday, November 26th – 7pm Emergency Services Training Centre, Blyth
Tuesday, November 27th – 7pm Belgrave Community Centre
Wednesday, November 28th – 7pm Knights of Columbus Centre, Wingham
The draft strategic plan will be finalized the week of November 12th and will be posted on the Township’s website. Copies will be available at the municipal office.
“We look forward to having Wayne’s recommendations and sharing the draft plan with the community for additional input,” said North Huron CAO/Clerk Gary Long. “We’re on track to have the plan in place and operational by January 1st.”
A copy of Wayne Caldwell’s profile is attached. For more information regarding North Huron’s strategic planning process, visit: www.northhhuron.ca
For more information, contact:
Gary Long, CAO/Clerk
Profile: Wayne Caldwell
Professor – University of Guelph
BA, Western Ontario
MA, Western Ontario
Wayne Caldwell is Director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and a Professor in Rural Planning. He also has a career long affiliation with the County of Huron Department of Planning and Development.
Dr. Caldwell has lectured across Canada on the future of rural communities and has published extensively in the areas of planning, community development, agricultural land preservation, siting livestock facilities, rural land use, and the environment. He is an experienced facilitator with a primary focus on issues of change in rural and agricultural communities.
He is Past President of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and he has served on Council for the Canadian Institute of Planners. He is currently President of the Association of Canadian University Planning Programs. He is a founding member and Past Chair of the Ontario Rural Council and a founding member of the Huron Stewardship Council, and the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation. He was appointed by the Ontario government as Chair of the Provincial Nutrient Management Advisory Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Regional Planning and Resources Development from the University of Waterloo, and is an active member in the planning profession.
Further information is available at www.waynecaldwell.ca