The Town's Public Participation Policy ensures you have a voice in Council decisions. Get involved with our current public participation opportunities: 

Community Involvement and Volunteering Survey

A new strategy for the Volunteer Centre is in the works, and we want to hear from you! Whether you are a registered volunteer or are actively supporting your neighbours when they need a hand, your involvement plays a major role in building community. The new Volunteer Centre Strategy aims to be for the community, by the community.

Have your say on the strategy and share your experiences by taking the online survey available until February 5.

Take the survey


 

Call-Out for the Significant Names Registry

Assigning names to municipal roads, buildings, neighbourhoods, parks, and trails is the responsibility of Stony Plain staff. With recent interest from the community to assign names of current or former town residents, the Town has prepared a Significant Names Registry, which is list of individuals who have made significant contributions to the town, its history, or development, that can be used to name Town features. 

As the first iteration of the Significant Names Registry, the Town is requesting confirmation from the individuals or families of those on the list to identify if they support the name being available to be assigned to Town features throughout the community. The Town is also accepting nominations for additional names to be considered for inclusion on the list. 

Are you related to an individual on the Significant Names Registry? Do you have a family member or friend who meets the criteria to be added to the Significant Names Registry? If so, we want to hear from you! Submit your feedback through the public survey from November 14, 2022 - February 14, 2023. 

View the draft Significant Names Registry     Take the Significant Names Registry Survey


Be in the Know!

The Be in the Know! campaign was active from June 13 – September 30. The purpose of the campaign was to gain insight into how residents are accessing information and what improvements can be made to the Town’s communication approaches. How do residents hear about Town events and programs? What are their go-to platforms for staying in the loop on all things Stony Plain?

We heard from 1,236 respondents. Data collected from the survey will be used to inform best practices for how the Town communicates information and updates to the community.

Here’s What We Heard
  • Top three most popular communication tools used by respondents are:

    • 1) Social media

    • 2) Community bulletin boards

    • 3) Digital billboards

  • The most popular social media platform respondents use to engage with the Town of Stony Plain is Facebook. 
  • Many residents indicated their preferred method of communication was direct email.
FAQ
 “I want to receive emails about events and updates from the Town.”

Subscribe to the Newsroom! By subscribing, you will receive email alerts about announcements, events, programs, and more. You can also subscribe to the Community Calendar for email alerts regarding upcoming events happening in your community.

Subscribe to Newsroom Emails Subscribe to Community Calendar Emails

“I don’t see the Town’s posts on Facebook!” 

We hear you! Between changes to algorithms and platform updates, it can be difficult to stay in the loop on the social media front. Your Facebook newsfeed does not always show everything that has been posted by the pages you follow; instead, it largely focuses on pages you regularly interact with. The more you engage with the Town page, the more likely you are to see our posts come up in your newsfeed. 

There are a few steps you can take to get the Town of Stony Plain’s posts showing up in your newsfeed:

  1. On the Town of Stony Plain Facebook page, select ‘Follow’.
  2. Under the ‘Follow’ button, set the Town of Stony Plain page as a ‘Favourite’ – this will place Town posts at the top of your newsfeed. 
 “I hear about events too late!” 

Finding out about an event the day of can be a real bummer, to say the least. There are a few different tools you can use to keep up with Town events:

  1. Subscribe to the Newsroom: by subscribing, you will receive an email alert whenever the Town releases an event announcement or update.
  2. Subscribe to the Community Calendar: you will receive email alerts detailing upcoming events in the community. The calendar is open to the public, so not only will you hear about Town events, but you will also hear about events being hosted by local organizations and community members!
  3. Check out the Town of Stony Plain Facebook page: in addition to regular posting, the Town page uses the Events tool to feature events in the community.