Cache Creek takes on economic development

Village "officially recognizes" economic development in 2011 committee appointments.

Cache Creek Council added Economic Development to its list of council committees at the Dec. 12 meeting.

The new committee will be chaired by Mayor John Ranta, with newly elected Coun. Lisa Dafoe as vice chair.

“It’s sort of new, but it’s been on (council’s) agenda for the last couple of months,” said Ranta.

In that time, Council has been meeting with the Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic development. The meetings were a result of the closure of the Wander Inn restaurant “which was in Cache Creek forever,” he said.

Economic development was also a popular topic of discussion during the November elections, said Ranta, as in “Oh my goodness, we need to do something about economic development in Cache Creek.”

“I have no idea where it will lead but hopefully as a result we can look back in three years and see improvement.”

Job creation and business creation would be the indicators of its success.

Ranta said it’s a “hugely challenging” portfolio, but if the committee can identify economic development opportunities, the Village has the means to make investments

Committees for 2011 are Economic Development: Mayor John Ranta and Coun.Lisa Dafoe;

Budget & Administrative Services: Coun. Wyatt McMurray and Mayor  Ranta;

Policy & Bylaw Review: Coun. Herb Hofer and Coun. Dafoe;

Public Works & Community Facilities: Coun. Darrel Rawcliffe and Coun. Hofer;

Village Services & Liaison: Coun. Dafoe and Coun. Rawcliffe;

Protective Services: Coun. McMurray and Coun. Rawcliffe;

TNRD: Mayor Ranta;

Intergovernmental Relations: Mayor Ranta and Coun. Rawcliffe; an

Landfill Advisory Committee: Coun. Rawcliffe and Coun. Hofer.

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