Programs and services deliver on City’s Strategic Plan
As we reach the end of another year, the City of Leduc is grateful to all residents, businesses, community organizations, and regional partners for helping make 2023 a resounding success. From January to December, our teams worked hard to deliver exceptional municipal programs and services to all who live in, work in or visit Leduc.
Results from the 2023 municipal census and citizen satisfaction survey demonstrate Leduc is a place where people want to live and enjoy a high quality of life. Since 2019, our community has grown by 9.2% to 36,060 people, and 96% feel their overall quality of life is excellent, very good or good.
The citizen satisfaction survey also told us 91% of residents are satisfied with City programs and services. The following projects is a small sample of programs and services from 2023:
A city where people want to live:
- Two new signature events were added to the City's usual event line-up: Summer in the City and Light-Up the Park
- Two pieces of public art were unveiled and celebrated: a mural at the LRC and the Farm Woman at the Stone Barn Garden
- The 40th anniversary of Leduc's incorporation as a city was celebrated on Sept. 1
- Leduc Fire Services hosted roughly 300 people to Fire Hall 2 for an open house during Fire Prevention Week
- The speed limit on Leduc's residential streets was reduced from 50 km/hour to 40 km/hour
A city with a plan for the future:
- The 2023 capital construction projects, valued at $22 million, came in on-time and under budget
- The city enhanced its communications and marketing efforts to share information with residents through a variety of platforms and grew its digital presence significantly, passing 10,000 followers on Facebook, 4,500 followers on Instagram, and 1,300 subscribers to the e-news channel
- Citizen input was sought on several projects, including the first phase of the Urban Centre Area Redevelopment Plan and updates to the Municipal Development Plan
- Leduc received the Minister's Award for Environmental Innovation, recognizing the solar carport and electric vehicle charging station installed at 4821 50 Avenue in late 2022
- Leduc's Urban Tree Canopy Expansion project received a $363,000 federal funding contribution through the 2 Billion Trees program, supporting the planting for 20,000 trees on City-owned land in 2023 and 2024.
An economically prosperous city and region
- Two movies were filmed in Leduc, including a Hallmark-style Christmas movie called Cape Holly Christmas and a heist thriller called Chasing Midnight; the Cty supported production crews to film in multiple locations across Leduc
- The City was applauded by the Province at the Alberta Municipalities Convention in September for its fast permitting and approval times
- Construction of the 65th Avenue Interchange continued, and an interactive website was launched for residents to learn more about the project
- A Business Retention and Expansion survey was created to better understand the plans and needs of local businesses, and how owners/managers view our community as a place to do business; results to come in 2024
A collaborative community-builder and regional partner
- The City's Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) was opened in August to assist the Alberta Emergency Management Agency; Leduc supported hundreds of wildfire evacuees from the Northwest Territories between Aug. 13 and Sept. 18.
- The City took several steps to listen, learn, and reaffirm its commitment as a Treaty Partner and approach to Treaty, Truth, and ReconciliACTION
- As the community continues to grow, actions are being taken to work with community and regional partners to increase the supply and access to affordable housing in Leduc