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Economic Development Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Economic Development Advisory Committee is to:

  1. assist the Municipality in an advisory capacity by considering and making recommendations to Council on economic development policies and programs,
  2. assist the Municipality in marketing the community to investors.

The Committee shall:

  1. maintain and improve the economic development opportunities in North Grenville,
  2. assist staff and Council and participate in marketing programs to outside investors,
  3. develop and maintain business retention and expansion programs,
  4. represent and advocate for North Grenville in economic development matters,
  5. along with Council and staff, participate in future strategic economic planning processes,
  6. develop and recommend to Council strategies to enhance North Grenville’s economic viability,
  7. develop and recommend economic development policies (i.e. marketing programs, downtown revitalization program, special projects and initiatives),
  8. work with outside agencies and the private sector to ensure the development and promotion of North Grenville,
  9. consult with community groups and businesses in matters relating to economic development,
  10. evaluate and review economic development programs/policies and make recommendations to Council regarding any changes,
  11. assist in the implementation of Council adopted strategies and plans.

Membership

The Committee shall consist of a minimum of six (6) members including a member of Council who shall be the Chairperson and a representative from the Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation.

Meetings

The Committee shall meet at least quarterly.  Additional meetings shall be held at the call of the Chair.

Department Jurisdiction

Planning & Development

Staff Contact

Director of Planning & Development or Economic Development Coordinator, Matt Gilmer

Administrative Support

The Director of Planning & Development shall assign agenda and minute taking responsibilities to a staff member in that Department.