What the lessons of Stratford’s Smart Community Renaissance offer to Annapolis Valley communities
A report from a Summit of Annapolis Valley Mayors, Wardens, Chiefs and Economic Leaders on August 25, 2016
On August 25th 2016 Annapolis Valley leaders listened with awe to a presentation by Stratford, ON, Mayor Dan Mathieson. Mayor Mathieson outlined the benefits that came as a result of Stratford’s success in building on the “unintended consequences”, or “unintended opportunities” that arose from building a community-wide fibre optic network.
Triggered by this keynote, the Annapolis Valley leaders worked on strategic and tactical plans to emulate the Stratford Edge. They unanimously agreed on a set of action plans.