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Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)

Purpose To advise and assist the Town in increasing the economic prosperity of the Community, consistent with the Town Official Plan, Town Strategic Plan and Economic Development Strategy.
Composition Minimum 8, Maximum 12
Should formally include a Chamber of Commerce Representative
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Participates in and supports the Town in all aspects of economic and business development activities
  • Provides recommendations to Council for the Town to undertake Economic Development activities and initiatives.
  • Provides recommendations to Council for the EG-EDAC to undertake Economic Development activities and initiatives.
  • May investigate and develop partnerships with other Economic Development Advisory Committees and economic development related organizations.
  • To focus Committee’s work on and undertake initiatives and projects that align with and support the Town’s Economic Development Strategy and other related Town Plans.
  • To make recommendations on various economic development related projects and initiatives to Committee of the Whole Council for endorsement.
Terms of Reference DocumentCentre
Meeting Frequencies Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m., Holland Landing Room  
Agendas and Minutes   DocumentCentre 
Councillor Liaison Councillor James R. Young
Staff Liaison Aimee Artinian
Committee Members

Peter Budreo
Donn J. Cahill
Kevin Dixon
Josh Kelson
Doug Leitch , Chair
Jack  Ploder
Julie Powers
Dan Ruby
George Schrijver
Stephane Deschenes, Chamber Representative