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Media Release | Village of Pemberton Announces 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

Posted on October 31, 2023

Pemberton, BC — On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the Village of Pemberton Council adopted its 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, a guiding framework that sets Council’s vision and commitment to sustainable growth, economic development, emergency management, and community wellbeing for Pemberton.

“An immense amount of hard work and careful consideration went into developing a plan that reflects the shared visions and collective goals of our community members,” said Mayor Mike Richman. “Acting as our guiding compass, this plan ensures we are prioritizing projects and initiatives that will have the greatest impact on our community. Under these guiding values, we can ensure that we take a focused approach towards sustainable growth and development; an approach that considers the environmental, economic, and social impacts of all decisions made.”

The Strategic Plan recognizes Council’s role in providing good governance for the Village of Pemberton and its responsibility to provide services and laws for community benefit, maintaining community assets, and fostering the economic, social, and environmental wellbeing of the community. Guided by a community vision that embodies community health, inclusivity, and safety as its core values, Council has identified the following five strategic priorities it intends to undertake during its term:

  • Plan and Manage Growth: Create a community where residents thrive and businesses prosper.
  • Be Prepared: Improve the safety of the community through disaster mitigation and recovery support.
  • Protect Our Environment: Focus on sustainable practices and forward-thinking environmental protection.
  • Cultivate Trust: Collaborate with Indigenous peoples to build strong relationships and shared decision making.
  • Operate with Excellence: Establish a resilient, adaptable, and talented organization capable of responding to the changing community.

The full 2023-2026 Strategic Plan is available at pemberton.ca/government/council-meeting-information/strategic-plan.


About the Village of Pemberton
Incorporated in 1956, the Village of Pemberton spans approximately six square kilometres and is home to over 3400 residents and a vibrant business and agricultural community. Servicing as a municipal government, the Village of Pemberton is led by an elected Council and managed by an executive team responsible for various municipal services including, planning and development, park operations, recreation facilities and amenities, public utilities, bylaws and enforcement, fire rescue, emergency preparedness, fiscal planning and financial services, legislative services, human resources, communications, and the administration of the Pemberton’s Official Community Plan.

About Pemberton, British Columbia
Located in the Coast Mountain range of British Columbia below the rugged peak of Mount Currie, Pemberton is known for its access to outdoor recreation and stunning mountain vistas. Situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Líl̓wat Nation, Pemberton honours the language, culture and history of the Lil̓wat7ul. Pemberton offers residents and visitors an authentic mountain culture with easy access to outdoor recreation including extensive hiking and biking trails and year-round backcountry adventure as well as local lodging, shopping, dining and arts and culture. 


Media Contact

Michelle Fernandes
Communications and Engagement Advisor
Village of Pemberton
Email: communications@pemberton.ca 
Phone: 604-815-9672

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