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RFD- 4249 Delegations   Item #   6. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda Council Delegations  
Meeting Date: 03/22/2021  
Title:    Council Delegation - Economic Development Advisory Committee - 2021 Work Plan - Walker
Department: Economic & Business Development  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Grow a Business - A strong, diversified regional business centre Related Goal: The City has well developed relationships with key stakeholders in the community and the region who impact the economic success of the City’s business sector.

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Request for Decision Summary
Charlene Bell of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is coming before Council to present the Committee's annual work plan.

Proposed Motion
That the Economic Development Advisory Committee 2021 Work Plan be approved as presented. 
Background/Analysis
EDAC acts in an advisory role by making recommendations and providing strategic advice to Council on economic and business development matters in Spruce Grove.  In accordance with the Economic Development Advisory Committee Bylaw C-1121-20, the Committee is required to develop an annual work plan that identifies key priorities and goals based on its mandate and this bylaw.
 
The Committee may provide reports which include recommendations on matters related to the Committee's mandate and annual work plan to Council, as appropriate.
 
At least once per year, the Committee will report to Council on the following:
  • review of its work plan;
  • update on progress and initiatives; and
  • any information and recommendations on issues or opportunities within its mandate.

The Committee developed a recommended 2021 Work Plan which at their March 1, 2021 meeting.  The Work Plan connects with the City’s major corporate initiatives related to economic development.
Options/Alternatives
n/a
Consultation/Engagement
As part of the Work Plan development, Committee members brought forward ideas for consideration as possible items which could be incorporated into the Work Plan.  These were discussed by the Committee which then landed on several issues that were seen as priorities.
Implementation/Communication
EDAC may establish sub-committees as permitted under the bylaw to address specific parts of the proposed 2021 Work Plan.
Impacts
n/a
Attachments
EDAC 2021 Work Plan
EDAC Bylaw
Presentation - EDAC 2021 Work Plan

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