Members selected to serve on mayor’s economic task force

Members of the community have been appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on the local economy.

Members of the community have been appointed to the Mayor’s Task Force on the local economy.

A total of 15 people will serve on the committee.

The members are Jai Zachary representing technology, Kelly Marshall representing banking, Karan Bowyer, representing the arts, Steve Brown representing agri-tech, Todd Laidlaw representing downtown business, Bob Campbell representing development and business, Sandy Berry representing construction, Mike Stohler representing real estate, Roch Fortin representing business and Linda Holman representing seniors. Haley Latkin was appointed as a youth representative, with Sunveer Dhaliwal as the youth alternate.

Coun. Erin Trainer will be the council representative and Linda Tynan, Summerland’s administrator, will be the municipal staff representative. Mayor Peter Waterman will serve as chair of the task force.

For more than a year, Waterman has talked about the importance of a task force on the economy.

Shortly after he was elected mayor in November, 2014, he said he would set up a task force with participation from all facets of the community.

“We will be discussing how we can work together to make things happen in Summerland,” he said at the time. “We have a tremendous opportunity here.”