District of Squamish releases 2018 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements

Annual Report coverThe District of Squamish has released its 2018 annual report, complete with 2018 goals and accomplishments, goals for 2019-20, audited financial statements and permissive tax exemptions in accordance with Community Charter legislation.

“2018 was a year of accomplishments and transition as the previous Council wrapped up its mandate and a new Council looked ahead to the next four years,” says Mayor Karen Elliott. “The last Council’s drive to complete overdue policy and master plans to help guide our rapidly growing community has created a strong foundation on which this next Council is building upon. I was proud to be part of that work, and now as Mayor, I am grateful that it is there.”

2018 highlights included the adoption of the #Squamish2040 Official Community Plan, progress on affordable housing, and the development of a Real Estate and Facilities Strategy to prioritize the urgency of facility upgrades or replacements.

“Council’s strategic plan goals for 2018 to 2022 are included in this report, and focus on four key areas – climate and the environment, affordable housing, local jobs and neighbourhood connectivity,” continues Elliott. “I invite residents to learn more about our priorities by taking a look at this report.”

The annual report is presented in a new format for 2018 that aims to be concise and user-friendly. The complete annual report including audited financial statements are available online and at the front counter of Municipal Hall. Watch for a shortened “coffee table” version of the report that links to the audited financial statements online.

The annual report also introduces a new Community Performance Dashboard that monitors and reports on a series of over 30 community indicators related to the District’s five Official Community Plan goals, tracking progress towards the vision of #Squamish2040, and assessing economic health over an additional 16 metrics across three pillars: People, Business and Place.

District of Squamish Council will officially accept the annual report at its Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2019 at 4 p.m. View the annual report online

June 11, 2019

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