The Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP) provides the vision for the future of the Calgary Region. Now, thanks to the input of Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) members, that vision is closer to being evaluated and achieved.
In the months since members unanimously approved the plan at CRP’s June General Assembly, member municipalities and CRP staff have been working together to develop performance indicators to gauge progress towards the CMP’s vision and principles. Two workshops have been held to help stakeholders and municipal staff from the Region brainstorm about potential performance indicators.
The second workshop used a ‘cover page approach’ to determine which indicators best conveyed the story of each Principle from the CMP. For a look at our first workshop, click here.
In addition to the workshops, CRP staff also worked with representatives from the Miistakis Institute to evaluate each indicator for its effectiveness, ease of measuring and understandability.
Gradually, the list of indicators has been pared down from 242 initial suggestions, to a draft list that includes 17 proposed measures.
A survey link has been sent to each municipality, asking for feedback on these proposed measures by March 13.
Once the survey results are in, CRP staff will provide stakeholders with a draft list of indicators to be presented to the CRP Executive Committee, with the goal of finalizing this initial list by June.
After the performance measures are complete, CRP staff will focus on tracking the measures from year-to-year to help gauge progress toward achieving the CMP vision.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this project, and who made it such a successful collaboration.