The city of Colwood is a vibrant seaside community that offers a healthy lifestyle, a strong, diverse economy and a sustainable natural environment.
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.
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.
Enhance Community Well Being
We promote a safe, attractive and active seaside community. We inform and involve residents in decisions that affect them, promoting shared responsibility and a strong connected community. We advocate for the availability and affordability of housing and public services.
Promote Well Planned Economic & Community Growth
We proactively invest in economic growth and take steps to enhance Colwood’s quality of place. We promote a strong, sustainable economy with a wide range of business and investment opportunities. Careful management and active promotion create the environment for businesses to succeed.
Protect & Maintain Natural & Manmade Infrastructure
We focus on building resilience and long term stability by ensuring our natural and manmade infrastructure and assets are maintained and funded over the long term. We prepare for future expenditures by planning proactively. We strive to protect and enhance air, land and water quality as well as green spaces, urban forests and the many natural and diverse eco-systems in the area.
Demonstrate Management Excellence
We build community capacity to prevent future problems and expenditures. Careful management, fiscal responsibility, innovation, monitoring and community involvement create the environment, infrastructure, systems, services and workforce required to succeed.
Read more about Colwood's Strategic Priorities.