Airdrie citizens are encouraged to voice their opinions, thoughts and ideas about city services and our community. Residents are welcome to attend Council meetings, open forums and participate in surveys that let Council members know what you are thinking on a number of topics.
Upcoming engagement opportunities
The City of Airdrie and the Airdrie and Area Health Cooperative have come together to put forward an application for the national Smart Cities Challenge. Airdrie was named a finalist and now has a 1 in 5 chance at a $10 million prize for our City. We need you to help make our final proposal the best it can be! Federal Government representitives overseeing the Smart Cities Challenge will be visiting our community on December 6, 2018. As well as touring them through our city, we are putting on a whole evening of health-focused learning.
Date: December 6, 2018
Location: Town & Country Centre (275 Jensen Drive)
Come & go open house where you provide your insights and opinions on health to our team.
Screening of the documentary Falling through the Cracks followed by a panel discussion. The panel will be addressing audience questions related to health in Airdrie. The panel will be made up of representitives from the City of Airdrie, Airdrie and Area Health Co-op, RCMP, Airdrie Mental Health, Smart Cities Challenge Team, and a local physician. The event is free, but please sign up via Event Brite so we know how many people to set up for.
For more information, visit healthsmartairdrie.ca
Curious about the results of past engagement opportunities?
Cultural Master Plan Survey
As part of the public engagement process of the Cultural Master Plan, the City of Airdrie and a community steering committee worked with Catherine Cole and Associates to develop a survey which will help prioritize efforts for arts, culture and heritage planning for the next 6-8 years. The survey ended on April 15. The results of this research along with the survey will be presented to Council later this year.
The City of Airdrie has commissioned a study to review the full spectrum of housing needs in Airdrie. The resulting housing strategy will look at what is needed to understand the types of housing that exists and gaps between community needs and housing options. A draft report is currently being developed and will be presented to the Airdrie Community Services Board and to City Council in April.
Fitness Centre Redesign
Genesis Place staff held six open house events in February of 2017 to discuss potential changes to the Fitness Centre layout. The results will be available in March of 2017.
Youth Needs Assessment
The City commissioned a research study to engage youth in identifying the needs and wants of the youth population living in the Airdrie community. Approximately 450 Airdrie youth have been engaged in the process to date through survey responses and participating in focus groups. A draft report is currently being developed and will be presented to the Airdrie Community Services Board and to City Council in April.
Genesis Place Satisfaction Survey
The City of Airdrie worked with Banister Research & Consulting Ltd. to conduct a Genesis Place Satisfaction Survey that ended January 6, 2017. Survey results will be available the spring of 2017.
Family Violence Survey
The City of Airdrie commissioned a research study to ask residents about their thoughts and ideas around family violence in the community. Over the past three months a wide range of Airdrie residents, agencies and organization have participated in surveys and focus groups to share their information and feelings about domestic violence in the City. A final report is currently being completed and will be presented to the Airdrie Community Service Board and to Council in April.
Organic and recycling cart size
The City of Airdrie is considering offering two options of cart sizes for residents to choose from for the green organics carts and blue recycling carts (coming Spring 2017). To help determine whether providing two choices of cart size is desirable to our residents, the City conducted a survey. The results of the cart size survey showed 22% of residents would like a smaller green cart but that number dropped to 9% when a fee of $20-$40 would be charged. As well, it showed 94% of residents would like the large size blue cart.
Animal Control Bylaw
Between the Fall of 2014 and October 2016, the City of Airdrie held 6 open houses, a survey, and gathered feedback at the Home and Lifestyle show regarding the proposed Animal Control Bylaw. Over that time, Municipal Enforcement presented four drafts of the proposed bylaw each updated based on public input and Council's input. Council passed the new bylaw in October 2016.
We utilize surveys developed in-house and through collaborations with consultants to determine how our residents feel about particular issues. In 2014, we conducted surveys on recycling, snow and ice removal and curbside organics recycling. These survey results are presented in Council meetings.
In addition, each January the City of Airdrie conducts a random telephone Citizen Satisfaction Survey. If you receive a call for the survey, we hope you'll take the time to respond and let us know how you feel about the services the City provides.
Council meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. If the Monday is a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday. Council agendas are posted the Thursday evening before the meeting.
Community Needs Assessment
Every three years Community Services polls Airdrie citizens, to assist the City in completing a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). The CNA helps us to identify the nature of Airdrie – our strengths and areas of need, and provides us with a tool for future community planning and direction. The survey asks about community services, arts, culture, recreation and sport facilities and development or improvement funding.
Master planning documents
Airdrie has a number of master planning documents that have been developed over the years, with citizen input. These include the Airdrie City Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Airdrie Fire Department Master Plan, Great Places Master Plan, and the AirdrieONE Sustainability Plan.
- 2014 Snow and Ice Survey (pptx)
- Recycling Survey Results (pdf)
- Amending Bylaw (pdf)
- Consolidated Taxi Bylaw (pdf)
- Cart size survey results (pdf)