Media Release

September 22, 2011

York Regional Council receives summary of initial contributions to Vision 2051

Residents are invited to share their ideas for the future
NEWMARKET – York Regional Council today received a progress report of the development process for Vision 2051 along with a summary of the initial contributions from stakeholders.  The feedback thus far has assisted in the development of statements that paint a picture of what people want York Region to be like in 2051.
“The Vision 2051 process is well underway,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.  “We continue to encourage York Region residents and stakeholders to participate in an important discussion of the big issues that the Region will face over the next 40 years and beyond.”
Community design, climate change, energy, transportation, waste management, water management, demographic changes, economic vitality, housing demands, human services and the safety needs of our population are among the issues we will face over the coming years.
“York Regional staff has engaged residents and organizations in the early stages and will continue to engage them throughout the remainder of the Vision 2051 process to assist in the development of the document,” said Town of Newmarket Regional Councillor John Taylor, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development Committee. “There is still time to provide your input which we value greatly.”
A number of key principles are emerging that make important statements about the direction York Region should be taking for the future.  These include:
• Leadership
• Innovation
• Creativity
• Collaboration
• Integration
• Inclusivity
• Sustainability
• Adaptability and Flexibility
• Resiliency
• Community Capacity
• Open Communication
• Accessibility
• E-government
• Accountability and Integrity
• Transparency
• Education
• Efficiency and Conservation
• Prevention
A draft of the Vision 2051 document will be presented to Regional Council for consideration and circulation later this fall.
For more information and to sign up for the Vision 2051 mailing list, visit or call 905-830-4444, ext. 1532.
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1238 • Cell: 905-251-6413 •

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