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York Region releases Year 1 (2019) Progress Report on 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan

77% of performance measures trending in the desired direction

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York released its Year 1 (2019) Progress Report on the 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan which shows progress in York Region’s four community results areas.

In 2019, 24 of 31 (77%) performance measures were trending in the desired direction.

“The Region is making significant progress in our priorities and objectives in this strategic plan, including increasing the number of services available online, supporting economic vitality through increased business contacts, delivering roadway improvements to make goods and services move more efficiently and diverting 94% of waste from landfill,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “These accomplishments demonstrate our collaborative efforts and commitment to ensuring York Region remains an outstanding place to live, work and play.”

The 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan provides a detailed course of action over the term of Council. It represents the Region’s commitment to making progress on four priorities:

  • Increase economic prosperity
  • Support community health, safety and well-being
  • Build sustainable communities and protect the environment
  • Deliver trusted and efficient services

In 2019, Regional Council approved the 2019 to 2023 Strategic Plan – From Vision to Results. The plan is tracked, measured and reported annually to ensure progress is made on the priorities set by Regional Council.

“Over the long term, strategic focus is required to maintain a high quality of life in York Region,” said City of Richmond Hill Mayor David Barrow, Chair of Finance and Administration. “This plan sets out the critical steps needed for the Region to work towards reaching Vision 2051.”

A copy of the progress report and other documents relating to York Region’s strategic planning are available at

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:
Kimberley Henderson, Office of the CAO
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 77401 Cell: 289-221-2895

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