Strategic Plan 2021-2023

In 2021, the Council and the administration of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet developed a strategic plan to guide decisions towards common goal in a clear future. Citizens were also consulted through a survey launched from August 23, 2021 to September 12, 2021 via the Township's official Facebook page and website.

Message from the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer

On behalf of the Council and Administration of the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, we are pleased to present our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan, which we hope will serve as a framework to guide Council and staff in the municipal decision-making process to use our resources effectively and efficiently.

We are at a critical juncture for our community, our region and our province. In this context, our revised mission and vision will help us navigate the turbulent waters of the future to build a community we can all be proud of.

From the outset, we have been committed to ensuring that the values and priorities of our community are represented in the development of this plan. We sought the commitment and participation of Council, City staff and the public in the development process. The result is the document that follows; it is the culmination of those values and priorities that have shaped and defined the Township.

Over the next three years, we will focus on the continued development of an attractive and welcoming environment for our citizens, as well as the modernization of services with the needs of the citizen in mind.

It is the goal of Council and municipal staff to see the Township grow to its full potential as a community, boasting a rich cultural and historical background, beautiful scenery and a healthy environment. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working together to make the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet an even better place to live.

Signed by Stéphane Sarrazin, Mayor and Michel Potvin, Chief Administrative Officer.


To provide citizens with high quality services in order to contribute to the development of an active, inclusive and engaged community, and a healthy safe and welcoming environment. 


A welcoming community, renowned for its natural and cultural assets, proud of its achievements in favour of sustainable development and the well-being of its citizens.

Core Values 

In pursuit of successful implementation of our mission and vision, we are committed to :


  • Respect is the highway through which all interactions must pass. It is an unquestionable human right that guides interpersonal communication. We honor the value, diversity and contribution of individuals and strive to create an environment free of harassment and discrimination.

Service Excellence

  • Openness, accountability and honesty are the pillars of transparency. Through transparency, we hope to encourage citizens to engage in their civic duty and participate in the design and implementation of municipal policy.


  • This fundamental principle is the driving force of public service. It encompasses the excellence that underlies the creation and delivery of municipal policies, services and programs. It is essential to ensuring positive relationships with you, our stakeholders.


  • Integrity is the cornerstone of good governance. It is the foundation upon which trust is built. By adhering to the highest ethical standards, we aim to make inclusive and transparent decisions with community input.

Strategic Orientations

The following strategic directions have been identified as priorities through the planning and development of the Strategic Plan. The Board and administration will use these directions to guide the planning and development of projects, initiatives, and programs.

An Attractive and Welcoming Environment

  1. Prioritize critical infrastructure
  2. Enhance green spaces and outdoor recreation facilities
  3. Implement a sustainable economic development approach
Priority Actions
  1. Increase Plantagenet lagoon capacity
  2. Take steps to bring high-speed Internet to the municipality
  3. Design and implement the Lefaivre waterfront park project
  4. Review the zoning by-law
  5. Adopt a new development charges by-law
  6. Develop an investment promotion and prospecting strategy

Modernized Citizen-Focused Services

  1. Increase the quality of customer service
  2. Optimize municipal resource management
  3. Consolidate and enhance human resources
  4. Support sound Council governance
Priority Actions
  1. Adopt customer service standards
  2. Offer online payment for various services
  3. Complete and implement the asset management plan
  4. Develop and implement a road network rehabilitation plan
  5. Adopt a corporate and administrative policy manual
  6. Implement and evaluate an economic development officer pilot project
  7. Create a human resources advisor position
  8. Maximize the use of IT resources
  9. Review the number of seats on the Municipal Council
  10. Review the training offered to new councillors

A Clear and Defined Environmental Positioning

  1. Develop environmental management tools
  2. Promote the protection and conservation of our natural heritage
Priority Actions
  1. Adopt and environmental policy
  2. Develop and implement a waste management strategy
  3. Adopt a locally significant wetlands protection by-law