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Innisfil Only Canadian Municipality Recognized By International Organization

INNISFIL, ON, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Innisfil, Ontario was the only Canadian municipality selected by the international organization " Alliance for Innovation" to present at their " Transforming Local Government" (TLG) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on April 10 - 12, 2013. The Town of Innisfil presented the ideas and methods behind the successful development of their community's strategic plan. The " Alliance for Innovation" recognized Innisfil for successfully capturing their town's hopes and dreams for the future, in the community strategic plan " Inspiring Innisfil 2020". An estimated 500 - 600 attendees, from municipalities across Canada and the United States, discovered different ideas and approaches to improving their municipalities at the conference.

"Having the strategic plan "Inspiring Innisfil 2020" recognized for its creative, meaningful and cooperative planning process is exciting," said Innisfil Mayor Barb Baguley. "Being recognized across North America as visionary and innovative says a lot about our community and the strong commitment of our people."

"Strategic planning is the cornerstone for community development. "Inspiring Innisfil 2020" has set the benchmark for our community, building upon the aspirations of our residents, businesses and various stakeholders. Together we've created a roadmap to our future," said John Skorobohacz, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Innisfil. "Having this recognition by the "Alliance for Innovation" supports one of "Inspiring Innisfil 2020's" foundational behaviors - "Leadership that aims higher"."

Just 10 minutes from desk to dock, Innisfil truly is a community where you can live, work and play.  Only forty-five minutes north of Toronto, Ontario, the Town of Innisfil is a growing lakeside community that is highly prized for its rural setting while being located close to major urban centres.  Situated on the western shore of Lake Simcoe, Innisfil combines the charm of country living with the convenience and amenities of a vibrant urban centre. Visit www.innisfil.ca for more information.

The " Alliance for Innovation" is a worldwide network of governments that work to transform local governments and strive for community excellence. Visit http://transformgov.org/en/home for information.

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