The Future Forward Project was initiated by Mayor Melissa Blake in 2005 and launched in February 2006. The main goal of Future Forward was to involve the public in the creation of a community-based vision for the future of Fort McMurray. What will it be like to live, work, learn and play in this community two decades from now? How will we meet the challenges of growth in Wood Buffalo brought on by massive industrial expansions in the oil sands?
The result was a vision document of what residents wanted the community to look like in the year 2030: