Strategic Plan

The City of Fort St. John has numerous guiding documents, such as the Official Community Plan, that provide the foundation for the delivery of all City services and programs and set the long-term course for Fort St. John. These documents are created with extensive community input and feedback and are translated into a clear framework of initiatives to be undertaken by City staff through the Strategic Plan.

The 2023 - 2027 Strategic Plan contains five strategic pillars that address our commitment to promoting sustainable economic development, managing our assets effectively, building strong relationships and advocating for our city’s interests, fostering a vibrant community, and achieving operational excellence.

Vision, Mission, and Key Values

Vision (from the Official Community Plan)

Fort St. John will be a flourishing community, where nature lives, businesses prosper, families are active, and diversity is celebrated.


To deliver excellent public services.

Key Values

Safety - We are committed to safe and healthy environments.
Integrity - We are committed to high ethical and professional standards.
Transparency - We are committed to sharing information.
Respect - We are committed to inclusivity.
Innovation - We are committed to looking for opportunities to improve.
Responsiveness - We are committed to understanding and working together.

Strategic Pillars

The City of Fort St. John’s Strategic Plan is split into five interconnected pillars:

Vibrant Community

Invest in community safety, social, cultural, and recreational programs.

Relationships & Advocacy

Initiate and foster relationships and advocate to decision makers on the issues that impact our community and our neighbours.

Economic Development

Enhance community economic development to provide opportunities and sustainability for Fort St. John.

Organizational Excellence

Provide a healthy workplace that is inclusive and builds on our diversity, engagement, and sense of community.

Managing Assets

Build and manage assets that support the current and future needs of the community.