Community & Economic Development Commission

Mandate

(Reference - By-law 3070-2012, dated May 22, 2012)

  • Explore mandates and roles of community development partners, identify duplication and gaps in service, supports and delivery for the community;
  • Identify the service, the level and the appropriate entity best able to deliver and recommend funding levels;
  • Prepare for Council approval a strategic plan for community development in the County to guide long and short-term development of the County having regard to the Official Plan, the Secondary Plans, the Corporate Strategic Plan, and the Community Improvement Plan;
  • Identify and conduct activities relating to business and industry retention, expansion and attraction;
  • Develop communications, marketing, and promotion strategies for the Municipality and identify delivery methods;
  • Recommend to Council Municipal financial resources required for community development;
  • Make appropriate recommendations to Council regarding community and economic development policy, programming and action planning;
  • Explore opportunities to infuse financial stability into the County’s built heritage attractions, non-profit, and volunteer organizations;
  • Encourage and facilitate organizations, institutions and individuals within the community to be involved in joint ventures, partnerships and other cooperative efforts to improve the community economically, socially, culturally, and environmentally;
  • Identify methods to collaborate and liaise with the myriad of ancillary community partners and resources who may participate on Sub-Committees, to ensure feedback and input from the broader community expertise on specific topics and issues in determining objectives;
  • Network with government agencies and participate in regional economic planning activities when appropriate;
  • Ensure ongoing public consultation with respect to community and economic development needs and recommend appropriate actions if necessary;
  • Ensure alignment of the objectives in the Council Community Development Strategic Plan, the Official Plan, the Secondary Plans and the Corporate Strategic Plan related to community development, and;
  • Revisit Commission structure after one year to evaluate efficacy.

Meeting Dates

As per the Municipal Procedure By-law and applicable legislation.

Membership

The Committee shall be composed, as follows:

  • Mayor (ex-officio)
  • Two (2) Members of Council
  • One (1) representative from PEC Chamber of Tourism and Commerce
  • Four* (4) community members reflecting the diversity of Community Development partners of the municipality and address the core function of the Commission 

Appointment

For the term of Council or until reappointed.

Commission Members