about the plan

Success starts with a plan

A great plan is inspiring, exciting as well as achievable, and will provide common goals and directions for people to work towards together.

How we build and grow

A community plan is about who we are as a city and what we want our common future to be. Officially known as a Municipal Development Plan, it is a document which outlines a long-range vision for the future development of a community, whether it be a city, town or rural municipality. By law, every community in Alberta must have one, and due to complex changes which inevitably happen in communities over time, such plans need regular revisioning.

Time to update

Medicine Hat’s current Municipal Development Plan was adoped in 2012. Circumstances in Medicine Hat have changed signifcantly since then, so it is time for a fresh outlook.


myMH will be crafted by taking community input and looking for opportunities for turning them into strategies and initiatives that will move us forward. Input gathered from thousands of Medicine Hat residents, business owners and organizations will be combined with City Council’s priorities to create a shared vision of the future. The plan and all of the public engagement will be completed by staff of the City of Medicine Hat Planning Department, with no funds allocated to outside consultants.


The myMH plan will shape the future of our built and natural environment, where we grow, determine how and what services are delivered, and how we ensure a prosperous economy. It will reflect our priorities as a community.

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