Elected Officials Meeting

Fernie Mayor and Council hosted the 2018 Elected Officials meeting this past week with officials attending from the Elk Valley, Regional District, Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Ranchlands.  Mayor Qualizza welcomed those attending highlighting the opportunity to collaborate with our neighbors sharing successes and common challenges.  Two hot topics were discussed with presentations from Chief Ruiter on Fernie FireSmart Program and Emilie Cayer-Huard of Kootenay Rockies Tourism on the Highway 3 Corridor Destination Development Strategy.

Delegates shared many exciting projects and future initiatives taking place in our region and neighboring municipalities.  A special highlight of the evening was Youth Councillor Erin Mills from Elkford sharing her experiences serving as youth councillor and impressing on the attendees that youth do want to play a role in their communities and are interested in municipal issues.  Thank you to all who participated!

Photo credit:  District of Elkford