What do you think about Revelstoke — now & into the tuture?

The City is seeking residents’ opinions about the current — and future — state of the community.

As in previous surveys conducted in 2001 and 2006, people’s opinions on life in the community now and the future will be used to help shape plans and decisions made by community organizations and the City.

Residents are encouraged to fill out this confidential survey online from a computer or smartphone at: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/2012-revelstokecommunitysurvey/.

Paper copies of the survey are also available for pick-up and drop-off at Coopers, Southside, City Hall, the Community Centre and the Business Centre.

In an effort to motivate people to take the survey, which closes on October 19, one lucky survey respondent will win a prize worth over $600.

A statement from the City said this survey is one of the first steps in the community’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). These plans encourage communities to take a fresh, long-term look at their future and focus on finding ways to become more sustainable.

“This plan will provide a framework for prioritizing actions to meet our current needs while ensuring that the needs of future generations are also met,” the statement said

Revelstoke has already made substantial progress towards sustainability. The 1994 Community Vision, 2001 and 2006 Community Development Action Plans and the Official Community Plan all “signal the community’s commitment to integrate environmental, social and economic values to secure our long-term well-being,” it said.

A community-based Steering Committee is directing this project. This ICSP will update our Community Development Action Plan by setting priority community actions using a long-term strategic lens that will be created by community members based on advice from the project team.

For more information about the community survey or the ICSP go to the website above, or contact the project team at ICSP@revelstoke.ca  or Alan Mason, Director of Community Economic Development  (250 837-5345  amason@revelstoke.ca).