The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has formally appointed its new Advisory Board for 2016.
Accountable to the Regional District of Central Okanagan Board, the COEDC has a 40- plus member advisory body including representatives of business associations, local government, and key industry leaders of Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Professional Services, Construction & Development, Technology and Tourism. The Advisory Board acts as a conduit of community and business information; this information provides staff the ability to identify tactics, activities and partnerships in order to facilitate a healthy, dynamic and sustainable community economy.
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s mission is to “Work in partnership to facilitate a healthy, dynamic and sustainable community economy by supporting existing businesses and encouraging appropriate new business investment.”
The COEDC takes an objective and informed approach to research and evaluation while recognizing the relationship between economy, society, culture and environment. The Commission strives to work in the public interest and with all levels of government regardless of political affiliation.
The Economic Development Commission Executive consists of the following members:
Victor Narynskyyi, Chair – Centro Consulting Inc.
Larry Widmer, Past Chair – Community Futures of the Central Okanagan
Domenic Vinci, Vice Chair – Coast Capital Savings
Martin Cronin – Helios Global Tracking Ltd.
Jim Grant – Grant Thornton LLP
David McDougall – Blendz Coffee
Raghwa Gopal – Accelerate Okanagan & Saavani Skin Care
Further information about the COEDC and its programs can be found on the COEDC website at www.investkelowna.com.