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Preparation of a policy for Hafnarfjörður until 2035

4. Nov 2021

The municipality of Hafnarfjörður is now taking the first steps in a comprehensive strategy according to the decision of the Hafnarfjörður town council from 12 August 2021. The project is to shape the future vision for Hafnarfjörður until the year 2035 and on that basis build main goals that support the shaping of priorities in the short term. This is done with strategic plans that set measurable short-term goals and this work takes place as a prelude to budgeting. The project takes a step towards linking the municipality's policies to an increasing extent with the allocation of funds and consequently success.

The project will be carried out with the broad involvement of all concerned

The project will be carried out with the extensive involvement of elected representatives, in consultation with committees and councils within Hafnarfjörður. Numerous staff will be involved in the project across all areas of the municipality. Last but not least, meetings will be held with various interest groups and the residents of Hafnarfjörður. Attention will also be paid to gaining the perspective of residents in consultation on the municipality's website.

The Sustainable Development Goals guide the future of Hafnarfjörður

The policy will focus on a holistic approach to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, The Sustainable Development Goals will not only be the basis for the municipality's activities, but also a guiding light in Hafnarfjörður's vision and overall policy in the field of sustainable development. The town council has nominated a group to lead the project. The group consists of Jón Ingi Hákonarson, Valdimar Víðisson, Sigurður Þ. Ragnarsson, Arnbjörn Ólafsson, Adda María Jóhannsdóttir and Rósa Guðbjartsdóttir. Sigurjón Ólafsson, Head of Services and Development, Sigurður Nordal, Head of Administration and Arnar Pálsson, Consultant at ARCUR, also work with the group. The project is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2022.

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