The City has introduced the members of its new economic development advisory committee. The group is made of up 17 individuals including Mayor Lyn Hall, who will act as the Chairperson and will stage its first meeting today at City Hall.
The need to form the committee was announced last year when City Council announced it would end funding to Initiatives Prince George. Instead the responsibilities would move in-house. “This important step represents the significant progress the City is making towards integrating economic development priorities and strategies with City operations and functions” says Mayor Lyn Hall.
A report on the the new committee will go to City Council at it’s next meeting Monday.
Council has approved the appointment 12 representatives of community organizations:
- Lyn Hall, Mayor, City of Prince George (chair)
Henry Reiser, President, College of New Caledonia
Susan Stearns, General Manager, Community Futures of Fraser – Fort George
Colleen van Mook, Executive Director, Downtown Business Improvement Association
Zishan Shah, Community Economic Development Manager, Lheidli T’enneh
Don Iwaskow, Vice President, North Central Labour Council
John Gibson, President and CEO, Prince George Airport Authority
Christie Ray, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce
Scott Bone, CEO, Prince George & BC North Construction Association
Jim Martin, CAO, Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
Erica Hummel, CEO, Tourism Prince George
Daniel Weeks, President, University of Northern British Columbia
Council has also approved five citizens as member from the community at large:
- Mike Davis
Sarbjit (Bobby) Deepak