July 12, 2019
I hope that everyone is having a great start to the summer. It always seems to come and go very quickly and this year to date has been cool with more precipitation than we are used to. Please take advantage of the wonderful facilities and amenities that we have to offer in our community and region. Hanna is a great place to enjoy a “staycation”.
I would like to give a huge shout out to the community services staff for once again putting on an amazing Canada Day celebration, and as always, the fireworks were tremendous.
Council is continuing to work hard on the strategic plan with the Consulting team of Doug Griffiths and Heather Thomson of 13 Ways and are now into the tactical plan phase. In addition, Council has allocated funds towards a renewed Brand Identity that will see a new marketing identity that will align with our new Strategic Plan. This may include the development or refreshment of the Town website, logo, tag line, colours, etc. As part of this initiative a focus group of 12 residents from various sectors of our community have met and shared their vision on what the Town’s identity should focus on.
The Communities in Bloom judges will be in the community from July 14th–16th so Council is hoping that everyone pitches in to make Hanna look great. Residents can participate by ensuring their yard is mowed and all debris removed from their property. Please help the Town put its best look together for the judges when they are in Town.
Three students and a chaperone from our sister town of Wake, Japan will be in Hanna from July 22nd to August 3rd staying with the Hill and Halter families. If you see them around Town, please make them feel at home.
As always If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any of your elected councillors.
Mayor, Town of Hanna