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WBEA publishes 5 year Strategic Plan

The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) 2017-2021 Strategic Plan captures, in a single document, what WBEA is about and what it seeks to achieve over the next five years.

WBEA President, Cliff Dimm, said of the plan, “We believe that the strategic plan demonstrates the value of our successful multi-stakeholder, consensus-based organization. As the Association responsible for state-of-the-art environmental monitoring in our region, we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do, and this approach is reflected throughout our strategic plan.”

All of WBEA’s 38 member organizations contributed to the planning process. The development of the plan involved reflecting on past years of operation, gathering feedback and perspectives from all participants and setting goals to successfully carry the organization into the future.

The Strategic Planning Committee worked to identify what is working well within the organization, as well as key issues, gaps and areas for improvement. The result of this work is a forward-looking, five year strategic plan that focuses on four major goals. In short, WBEA plans to:

1. Provide state-of-the-art environmental monitoring

2. Support meaningful stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships

3. Recognize traditional knowledge as an important source of wisdom and information

4. Establish socially and fiscally responsible business practices

“As the region moves forward, WBEA will also move forward. Over the next five years, we will work closely with our Governance Committee, membership at large, technical committees and staff to deliver on the specifics outlined in the plan. We will also look to this Strategic Plan to focus our work and help drive discussions with our members, our funders, and the communities in our region,” said Dimm.

Click to download the 2017-2021 WBEA Strategic Plan