Council approves members for new advisory committee

“For a community of our size to have 10 people show interest in moving the town forward is amazing.” Mayor Rick Pankiw

Members of a committee which will focus improving economic development in Rimbey have been appointed by council.

After an in-camera session held at Monday’s council meeting, 10 people were appointed to the Rimbey Business Sector Sustainability Advisory Committee including Bob Stevenson as chairman.

Committee members also include Gayle Rondeel, Michelle Andrishak, Jackie Stratton, Steve Schrader, Duane Adams, Melvin Durand, Steffen Olsen, Terry Von Hollen and Tony Delyster.

Mayor Rick Pankiw said he is very pleased with the number of applicants.

“For a community of our size to have 10 people show interest in moving the town forward is amazing.”

The terms of reference for the Rimbey Business Sector Sustainability Advisory Committee state the main purpose of the committee is to provide informed advice and suggest best practices to council regarding the development and sustainability of Rimbey’s business sector.

Groups represented includes business owners, landowners of commercially zoned property, residents, residents living near Rimbey, members of Rimbey chamber of commerce, board members or employees of the Central Alberta Economic Partnership, representatives of the petroleum industry, the agricultural community and service clubs or other community groups.

Stevenson said he is looking forward to working with the newly formed committee.

“Our objective is to support town council in a factual manner for the economic development in the community and surrounding area.”

Stevenson has lived in the Rimbey area with his wife, Marlene for eight years. Now retired, he has worked in the province and also internationally in the occupational health and safety and risk management field.

He and his wife enjoy living in the Rimbey area and Stevenson is pleased to sit on a committee which will help promote greater economic development.



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