For Immediate Release / August 19, 2020
COVID-19 Recovery Task Force Meeting Update
Meeting held on August 19, 2020
Members of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force met on August 19, 2020 to discuss how the committee will support St. Albert’s economic and social resiliency from the COVID-19 pandemic. Building off the August 5 meeting, discussions continued around social sector support with a review of gaps, research and best practices to provide greater context in which to frame recommendations. Task force members resumed their conversations on the strategy for the business sector and continued to identify key stakeholders who may be able to support the work of the task force in the future. City Administration also presented an overview of the Municipal Development Plan “Flourish” and possible COVID implications. Flourish is a long-range plan that will shape the City’s future growth and development to a population of 100,000.
“The pandemic has impacted every person and sector in our community, and it’s effects will be felt for years to come,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “By exploring the various avenues of how and when our City will grow and how we will support our residents and businesses, we can build a sustainable and resilient city.”
The Recovery Task Force is a 10-member committee, which includes a cross-section of business and community leaders, who will make recommendations to Council.
The next meeting of the Recovery Task Force is scheduled to take place on September 2, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information, visit the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force page.
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