This page was last reviewed on May 15, 2018.
From January to May 2018, the Village created a strategy and implementation plan that will guide economic development initiatives and decision-making in Cumberland over the next five years.
View the 2018-2023 Economic Development Strategy.
Learn more about the project and Cumberland’s economy
May 2018 Newsletter: Creation of the Strategy and Presentation to Council on May 14, 2018
February 2018 Newsletter: Come to the Community Planning Forum on March 8, 2018
February 6, 2018: Committee meeting presentation
January 2018 Newsletter: What’s Going on & Why are we doing it?
Preparation and Context (November and December 2017)
- Engagement and Data Analysis Plan January 2018
- EDSSC meeting Powerpoint, December 12 2017
- Council meeting Powerpoint, December 11 2017
- Committee Terms of Reference, November 13 2017
How was the community involved?
There were two main opportunities for community involvement:
1. Community & Business Survey: Closed February 18, 2018
The Community & Business Survey Report, which summarizes survey results, will help build a shared vision for the strategy.
2. Community Planning Forum and Open House was held March 8, 2018 from 5 to 8pm
At the Community Planning Forum we discussed preliminary survey results, confirm strategy goals, and ask for your thoughts on actions for the Economic Development Strategy.
Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee
This Committee completed its terms of reference in May 2018.
View the Terms of Reference for the Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee (EDSSC). The EDSSC will represent the community and work with consultants and staff to create a Cumberland Economic Development Strategy. Members were appointed by Council and include residents at-large andn those that represent business, non-profit or environmental groups.
Committee meetings are called as needed. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 2675 Dunsmuir Avenue, next to the Fire Hall at First Street. View meeting agendas and minutes. Meeting dates:
- March 20, 2018 at 6pm
- February 6, 2018 at 6 pm
- December 12, 2017 at 7 pm
Councillor Jesse Ketler (ex-officio)
Councillor Gwyn Sproule (alternate) (ex-officio)
Chief Administrative Officer Sundance Topham (ex-officio)