Economic Development Coalition
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2012 Committee Members
Warden Bill Lowry
Councillor Henry Hogg
Councillor Eric Smith
TERMS OF REFERENCE
The mandate of the County of Lennox and Addington Economic Development Coalition is to advise the Council of the County of Lennox and Addington concerning business promotion and development matters in an attempt to enhance the County's position as a preferred business and tourism location.
The roles of the Economic Development Coalition members include:
establishing a three year economic development strategic plan, to be reviewed annually;
monitoring the County's economic development activities to ensure that they are consistent with the economic development strategy;
providing recommendations to County Council on related matters, including those referred to it by County Council or the Economic Development Manager or initiated by the Economic Development Coalition;
promoting the important goals of the County's Economic Development Department and being an ambassador for the business and tourism opportunities in the County of Lennox and Addington;
providing recommendations to increase private sector participation in business and tourism programs;
fostering co-operation among local stakeholders concerned with business development;
monitoring public response to the programs and policies of the County's Economic Development Department.
The County of Lennox and Addington Economic Development Coalition will be comprised of the following members appointed by County Council:
two (2) members of County Council*
two (2) members representing Manufacturers/Utilities
one (1) member representing tourism
one (1) member representing Agriculture
one (1) member representing Financial Services
one (1) member representing Education/Training
two (2) members-at-large
* The Warden will sit as an ex-officio member automatically as per County Council's Rules of Procedure.
The following criteria will be used in the appointment of Economic Development Coalition members. Individuals to be considered shall:
exhibit a strong commitment to the community through demonstrated involvement and leadership
represent the County of Lennox and Addington's business, social and cultural interests and diversities
exhibit a broad interest and give priority to issues of County-wide significance
volunteer significant time to ensure full participation and interest
The Chairperson of the Economic Development Coalition will require the resignation of any member who fails to attend two consecutive meetings without notice or reason or maintains less than 50% attendance at meetings in a calendar year.
A member of the Economic Development Coalition will be appointed for a term of two (2) years, which may be repeated.
(I) Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson
The Chairperson will be selected by the Economic Development Coalition from the members of County Council within its membership at the commencement of each calendar year. The Vice-Chairperson will be selected by the Economic Development Coalition from within its membership at the commencement of each calendar year.
Meetings will be held five or six times a year, as required, or at the call of the Chairperson. An agenda for the meeting will be circulated in advance and a record of the proceedings will be maintained.
(III) Report to County Council
A report outlining the recommendations of the Economic Development Coalition to County Council will be filed with County Council on a monthly basis. No action shall be taken on a recommendation until such time as it has been adopted by County Council. At least one of the two members of County Council appointed as a member of the Economic Development Coalition will address the Coalition's report when it is considered by County Council.
A quorum for Economic Development Coalition meetings will consist of more than 50% of the membership. A majority vote of members present will be used to reach a decision on the matter.
The Coalition may establish sub-committees or special project task forces as required. The sub-committees may utilize volunteers from outside of the committee membership to provide additional expertise and support as may be required