Where are we at?  Asset and Amenity Mapping

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The Economic Development Commission of Area A is completing the asset inventory– we have 175 people signed in and 140 listings left to collect. There will be a final email telling people to sign up by the end of October for FREE spot on the web-map.  After that date we can’t guarantee anyone.  Our community assets are our local businesses, associations, services and recreational and cultural groups.

IF ANYONE is offering goods and services into our local economy or further afield , we want to hear from you. If you have not sent in an asset listing please contact Nicole at assetsandaction@gmail.comGet on the map!

In the next three weeks, there will be very localized small group kitchen table type meetings in the 10 communities along the lake Riondel to Wynndel.  These are by invitation only as we are inviting: long time resident seniors, youth, young parents, newcomers, young retirees, and part-time residents.  The groups will be small and the conversation focused on retention and attraction of residents and community economic development potential.  Please don’t be disappointed if you are not invited.  The materials and format are available to you if you would like to lead a small group conversation of friends on these topics.  Contact Laverne txt/phone 250-551-6020 or eslearningplace@gmail.com.

ALL area residents are asked to please give their input to the new Economic Action Partnership by filling out an on-line survey. Residents from Yahk, Creston, Lower Kootenay Band, Areas A,B,C are all asked to fill this in.  This is important we get our feedback into the responses.  Please help out with this, there will be facebook posts to share that have the survey on it.

Like us on Facebook (Creston Valley Kootenay Lake)

Check out the website: http://eap.kes.bc.ca

Email EAP at economy@kes.bc.ca

On a local level, in the spring, the Asset Based Rural Development project (asset and amenity mapping)  will wrap up with Terri MacDonald of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI, Selkirk College) leading us through a strategic doing process where we form action and study groups around topics/projects that are important to citizens of Area A.

If you would like more information, contact our local planning team: Garry Jackman, Marg Durnin, Robert Agnew and coordinator Laverne Booth.


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