The city of Colwood is a vibrant community that offers a healthy lifestyle, a strong, diverse economy and a sustainable natural environment.

Mission

As stewards of the quality of life cherished by those who live, work and play and Colwood, we provide excellent service that respects the uniqueness and diversity of the community. We work to continually improve our services and build positive relationships with citizens and partners.

Values

Accountability - We serve the needs of the community, consulting residents and stakeholders regularly and providing timely reports on projects.

Collaboration - We focus on partnerships to achieve our goals, and on informing and involving residents and stakeholders to ensure excellence.

Innovation - We embrace creative ideas and have the courage to lead with innovation.

Flexibility - We are responsive to the needs of the community and continually evaluate and strive to improve our service.

Integrity - We honour the public trust by being transparent in decision making and using local knowledge and industry best practice to protect our environment and quality of life for residents.

Strategic Priorities

Community Well Being

Colwood offers a safe, healthy lifestyle and promotes opportunities to enjoy social, recreational, educational, arts, culture and heritage activities. Our community is planned and designed to maximize public safety and quality of life. Housing and public services are available and affordable. By informing and involving residents in decisions that affect them, we promote shared responsibility and a connected community.

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Economic Diversity

Colwood provides a strong, sustainable economy with a wide range of business and investment opportunities. Careful management, fiscal responsibility, innovation, monitoring and community involvement create the environment, infrastructure, services and workforce required for businesses to succeed. The City’s Official Community Plan and Economic Development Strategy lay the foundation for long term financial stability.

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Environmental Care

Colwood protects and enhances air, land and water quality as well as green spaces, urban forests and the many natural and diverse eco-systems in the area. Defined areas for growth will create a walkable city centre, village centre and neighbourhoods. Our Transportation Master Plan promotes walking, cycling and transit options and guides the creation of a variety of travel modes to connect neighbourhoods and businesses.

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