• John Jantak

Vaudreuil-Dorion adopts mission statement for its employees


Vaudreuil-Dorion council unanimously adopted a mission statement at its Monday evening council meeting that emphasizes organizational goals and creating a cohesive work environment for all its employees.

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion unanimously adopted a mission statement during the Monday evening council meeting that emphasizes organizational goals and creating a cohesive work environment for all its employees, on May 19. District 5 Councillor Rénald Gabriele stated that the five organizational values that were adopted will enable employees to work in an environment geared towards respect, teamwork, leadership, integrity and efficiency.

The values will also enable employees to work together to achieve the same goals. Using two examples to highlight the scope of the values adopted, Gabriele said that leadership skills will have a positive influence on employees by guiding and inspiring them to continuously make positive contributions to the well-being of the city. For efficiency, Gabriele explained the value embraces offering the quality of service that an employee would like to receive and to maintain respect when dealing with the public.

“The city reaffirms its commitment to all its citizens and partners to have confidence in all our employees, who are also our ambassadors. We will adopt these values and make them a part of their work culture and I am proud to present this mission statement for adoption,” said Gabriele.

For its part, the city’s mission towards its employees is to provide them with the tools necessary to make the values a part of their work routine by providing sound management and openness to innovative concepts. To show its commitment to its initiatives, the public is invited to visit city hall to see the balloon art piece hanging in the atrium which was crafted by artist Tina Struthers.

The colourful display features various words and phrases from a cultural mediation activity that was attended by the employees. Director General Martin Houde was pleased with the employee’s participation at the event and for their eff orts to adopt a positive, proactive approach in their work with the onus to continually provide a higher level and improved quality of service for all residents.

Land acquisition and expropriation In other business, the city announced it is planning to purchase a 434,000 square meter lot on the north side of Boulevard Cité des Jeunes for $70,000 which will eventually be used to widen the street. Mayor Guy Pilon said there is no firm commitment as to when the road work would begin because it is contingent on the development of another residential project on the north side of Cité des Jeunes, the last remaining large lot in that part of the city near Rue des Floralies.

Pilon said that by waiting until more information becomes available regarding the development, the city will be better prepared to determine how to manage the projected 10 per cent of green space that will become available and will be setting aside land for road expansion and the adjoining bicycle path.

The city is also planning to expropriate a large portion of land on Valois Street for the construction of a pedestrian pathway as part of its Harwood Boulevard revitalization project to enable easier access to the area’s shopping district. The pathway will connect to Besner Avenue on the north side of Harwood.