About the Community Sustainability Task Force
The City recognizes that communities are the building blocks for the quality of life of its citizens and is aware that a key building block in healthy communities is schools. In collaboration with the provincial government, school boards, community groups, and other stakeholders, the Community Sustainability Task Force was brought together to build innovative partnerships and plans across jurisdictions and to recommend ways that core neighbourhoods can become more vibrant and sustainable.
Detailed information on the consultation done by the Task Force, existing research that was examined and the process followed in developing its recommendations and associated action plans can be found in the Task Force’s final report, ELEVATE.
In February 2011, Mayor Stephen Mandel appointed the Task Force on Community Sustainability to seek answers on how to help sustain and support Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods as part of a healthy and vibrant City core.
The Task Force was chaired by former City Councillor Michael Phair and had representation from a broad range of key stakeholders including the municipal and provincial governments, school boards, Edmonton Police Service, urban planners and various community organizations.
A list of Task Force and working group members can be found in Appendix One of ELEVATE.
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