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<br />REPORT TO:Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: May 13, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Josh Joseph, Supervisor, Neighbourhood Development Office <br />519 7412200 X 7082 <br />PREPARED BY: Sarah Anderson, Neighbourhood Liaison, 519 7412200 X 5078 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: Ward 5 <br />DATE OF REPORT:April 24, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: CSD-19-014 <br />SUBJECT:WILDFLOWERS NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTION PLAN <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />FOR INFORMATION ONLY <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In 2015, a project team of resident volunteers and staff was established to guidethe <br />development of the City's first-ever Neighbourhood Strategy now known as #lovemyhood. <br />Recognizing the importance of community engagementand leadership, project team <br />membership included residents, Neighbourhood Association representatives and several <br />community partners to guide the development of the #lovemyhood. <br />o <br />great things in their neighbourhoods. The Neighbourhood Action Plan puts this vision into <br />practice by allowing resident led planning for neighbourhood-initiated projects. Neighbourhood <br />Action Teams that write the Neighbourhood Action Plan (NAP) have a substantial stake in the <br />plan, and they are motivated to see their plan and projects to successful completion. <br />Neighbourhood Action Planswould not be possible without the leadership of volunteers, and <br />Kitchener is fortunate to have so many passionate residents providing their time and expertise. <br />Residents take the lead in making their neighbourhoods great, and the City supports them along <br />the way. <br />In February 2017, #lovemyhood was endorsed by City Council. Lovemyhood included 18 <br />specific actions in three main areas: great places, connected people, and working together. <br />The Love My Hood vision encourages residents to take the lead in shaping their <br />neighbourhood, with help from the city. Residents choose the projects that matter most to them <br />and decide how to shape the future of their neighbourhood. After all, the best neighbourhoods <br />are made by the people who live in them <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />IF1 - 1 <br />