07.30.2012 @ Municipal Building, Fort McMurray
Mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
“At the municipality, we hope to achieve sustainability by making sure today's decisions don't compromise future choices. This has been a challenge as Wood Buffalo has grown tremendously in the past decade and there's no sign of this slowing down. Syncrude has been a community mainstay long before this period and continues to help us with decisions on everything from the municipal development plan to city centre redevelopment to bus lanes that move commuters more quickly and efficiently. Syncrude is at the table and is making a difference in how we execute those plans.
The property taxes paid by Syncrude and other industry members enable us to do tremendous things in terms of the infrastructure that's required.
The other area where Syncrude has helped is through investing directly in the community. Facilities such as the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre and the Syncrude Timberlea Athletic Park improve the quality of life in the community.”