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Miles Ahead - Smart Planning for Communities Helps the District of 100 Mile House develop its ICSP
The District of 100 Mile House is inviting local residents to provide input for a sustainability plan for the community.
Residents will be invited to discuss what they value about the community and their vision for how they would like to see the community evolve. Community input will help form a long term plan for 100 Mile House.
Discussions around local values and visions will cover most aspects of the community such as; economic stability, housing, seniors needs, recreational development and environmental management.
In a recent comment Mayor Mitch Campsall encouraged residents to participate in the planning process and look far ahead: “This is a great chance to envision what a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable 100 Mile House looks like to you. Think 50 years ahead – what kind of shared future do we want for our community?”
The process will be facilitated in partnership with the District by Smart Planning for Communities (SPC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council. SPC Program Manager, Joan Chess, sees public engagement as a core step in the planning process, “Community input is so important in creating a plan with residents and community leaders, that can be used for several generations and truly prepare communities for a more sustainable future.”
Outreach events will start during the week of May 19. Watch for dates for open houses, surveys and more details on www.100milehouse.com.
Meet Joan Chess, Sustainability Facilitator
Joan Chess is the Sustainability Facilitator for central and northern BC. Joan brings a practical approach to applying sustainability principles to community planning and is able to assist with all steps in a planning process, such as gathering information, analysis, community involvement and urban design for small communities.
Her career includes working with provincial, local and First Nations governments, which has given her a good understanding of the inter-jurisdictional nature of planning and sustainability. Joan is currently Past President of PIBC and PIBC's appointment to the Canadian Institute of Planners Council.
Joan loves the unique places and people of northern BC. When she's not on the road, she's usually playing with her horse or skiing with her family. Contact Joan
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