SUNSHINE COAST rEGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INitiative
March 30, 2016 - Board Directors for the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Initiative have been announced and endorsed by local government partners: SCRD, Town of Gibsons, District of Sechelt and shíshálh Nation. View the News Release here. A Transitional Meeting between the Regional Economic Development Steering Committee and newly appointed Board Directors of the Initiative will take place on April 28, 2016.
Background information regarding development of the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Initiative can be found below:
Workshop and Meeting Notes:
January 15, 2016 - Board Director recruitment for the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development initiative is now closed. Announcements of the appointed Directors will be released soon.
November 2015 - All four local governments have approved, in principle, a Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Charter. A Regional Economic Development Steering Committee has been meeting since September and the recruitment process for Board Members of the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development entity will begin January 2016. View the News Release here.
May 2015 - A fourth workshop was held on May 15, 2015 for elected officials from the Shíshálh Nation, District of Sechelt, Town of Gibsons and SCRD to review the 2014 Final Report and proposed "Sunshine Coast Economic Development Charter". The workshop provided all local governments with the opportunity to reach consensus on the future of a proposed regional economic development entity.
October 2014 - The Sunshine Coast Regional District, with funding support from Island Coastal Economic Trust, held three Regional Economic Development workshops on April 26, 2014, June 6, 2014 and October 20, 2014. The workshops were attended by elected officials and staff from the shíshálh Nation, District of Sechelt, Town of Gibsons and SCRD. The goal of the workshops was to initiate dialogue on regional economic development and to develop a Charter defining the role, mandate, governance and funding models of a future regional economic development entity.