Town of Newmarket
Council Workshop

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Council Chambers
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7

In accordance with the Town's Procedure By-law, no decisions are to be made but rather this meeting is an opportunity for Council to have informal discussion regarding various matters.

Facilitators: Margot Bégin, Senior Consultant, MDB Insight & Erik Lockhart, Associate Director, Queen’s Executive Decision Centre

Note: Council will recess at +/- 12:00 PM for lunch

Summary of key themes emerging from interviews with members of Council, senior staff, and key stakeholder representatives.

Review of the Town of Newmarket Vision Statement to ensure that it continues to reflect the Town’s goals and ideology in the context of changing conditions.

Erik Lockhart will facilitate this discussion using Group Decision Support Software developed by the Queen’s Executive Decision Centre. As questions are posed, participants enter ideas on laptops which get shared on a big screen Following discussion, the group has an opportunity to vote on priorities. The system collects and ranks the results to support effective decision-making and planning.

Discussion will serve to generate and record ideas related to actions or tactics that may serve to advance the strategic priorities.

The identification of measurable goals and relevant performance metrics will be an essential component of an effective strategy.

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