Economic Development Committee Meets for First Time
Prince George, B.C. – Members of Prince George’s Economic Development Committee gathered for their first meeting at City Hall this afternoon.
The 17 member committee, comprised from a cross section of sectors in the community and announced earlier today (see previous story here), has been tasked with advising Council on an economic development strategy for Prince George.
A similar committee was set up 20 years ago under former mayor Colin Kinsley’s administration. Committee chair and Mayor Lyn Hall was asked how this new committee would be any different.
“I’m not really that familiar if at all with the one that mayor Kinsley had. I think the key to this one is its strong connection to the economic development arm and that was our intent,” he said.
“We wanted this body to give our economic development folks an opportunity to hear their positions and their views on things from industry, retail, health, and education.
“So not knowing what mayor Kinsley’s committee looked like, this one here is really going to be focusing on the expertise they bring to the table in the various capacities that they hold inside our community.”
Along with introductions, committee members today also agreed to hold a strategic planning session and meet at least three more times before summer.