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Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC)


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
  • The Committee will assist and support Council and staff in order to develop economic opportunities to aid in the growth and progress of East Gwillimbury as a desirable place to do business through the following objectives:

    • Work with staff to enhance and refine the “Business First” program;
    • Facilitate the development of new and existing enterprises, inclusive of agriculture, through support and provision of opportunities for economic development growth designed to enhance the quality of life and prosperity in our community;
    • Promote business retention and expansion to maintain the viability of the existing business core, including downtown revitalization initiatives;
    • Work in partnership with staff and the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce on tourism initiatives;
Terms of Reference To view the Committee's Terms of Reference, please click here.
Meeting Frequencies Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m., Holland Landing Room  
Agendas and Minutes  

To view the Committee's Agendas and Minutes, please click here.

Councillor Liaison Councillor Crone
Staff Liaison Margot Begin
Committee Members

Shellie Deloyer
Doug Leitch , Chair
Jack  Ploder
Ian Proudfoot
Dan Ruby
Terry Russell
George Schrijver
Dahai Zhang 
Stephane Deschenes, Chamber Representative