Sturgeon County - Council's Key Priorities

Council's Key PrioritiesCouncil's Key Priorities

Sturgeon County is on the cusp of great opportunity and substantial change as we transition from a primarily agricultural community to one that is nurtured by a strong and increasingly diversified economy. Through these changes, Council will maintain our municipal autonomy while positioning and preparing ourselves for growth in the region.

The Strategic Plan has been reviewed by Council and can be found here.

The foundation of our plan is built on six focus areas that include:

  • Planned Growth and Prosperity
  • Maintain and Enhance Strong Communities
  • Local and Regional Governance
  • Community Identity & Spirit
  • Environmental Stewardship

Sturgeon County Council is committed to making the best decisions possible for residents of Sturgeon County. The priorities and goals in this plan set direction for the County and the approach for delivering services to the community, and how to best support communities and residents while focusing on growth in the region.

Sturgeon County was incorporated in the current boundaries in 1955, as Municipal District of Sturgeon River No. 90. It first achieved county status in 1961, was subsequently disorganized, and then established as a County again in 1997. Sturgeon County Council consists of a Mayor elected at large and one Councillor for each division of Sturgeon County. Municipal elections are held every four years on the third Monday in the month of October pursuant to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act. The last municipal election was held on October 16 , 2017. For more information about municipalities and municipal governance, visit the Alberta Municipal Affairs website at

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Please see our Public Engagement Policy.