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'Good Governance' has been defined to refer to structures and processes that are designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based participation.


Attributes of Good Governance
  • Accountability: Governance
    Adhering to an established set of criteria in measuring the performance of local government officials to estimate the economic and financial performances of local government.
  • Responsiveness:
    A measure of accountability wherein leaders and public servants address the needs of the public.
  • Management Innovation:
    Reforms successfully implemented by local governance in various areas of local government administration e.g. administrative procedures, resource mobilization, political reforms, economic sustainability, environmental preservation, community participation, etc.
  • Public - Private Partnerships:
    An active joint working arrangement between local government and the private sector in the programmes of local government.
  • Local Government - Citizen Interaction:
    Open communication between the government, non-government organizations and the community as a whole.
  • Decentralized Management:
    The ability of the local management to delineate and delegate responsibilities to various responsibility centres and to ensure accurate reporting and monitoring of delegated responsibilities.
  • Networking:
    The ability of the local governments to forge cooperative relationships with other local governments and other entities to build infrastructural capacities.
  • Human Resource Development:
    The sustained implementation of a programme to recruit, train, motivate and develop a local work force to become more efficient, dedicated and effective members of the public service.

Queen's visit to Prescott ON - 1984

Queen Elizabeth II visits Prescott, Ontario on it's 150th birthday. She presides over a historical military pageant at Fort Wellington. Please contact Sandra Lawn directly if interested in viewing the short video (.mov).