A community task force formed to help the people at Drumheller Town Hall attract and retain more business to the valley has some busy weeks ahead.
The first meeting of the Economic Task Force saw about 44 people turn up at the Badlands Community Facility.
"I knew that we had the spirit in town and I knew that there was a will to move along with trying to solve some of the issues we've faced over the last few years, but I don't think anyone could predict there would be that many people wanting to get involved in a ground-up solution," stated Fred Makowecki, town councilor and businessman.
Makowecki sits on the Housing Factor sub-committee.
"They're having meetings in the evening and coming up with some immediate goals, some short term, medium and long term goals and attainables," he outlined. "At the end of 73 days,those recommendations will come back to the core committee and that core committee will then produce some recommendations."
They've been given until the end of March to come up with ideas for Drumheller town council, administrative staff and the town's existing Economic Development Committee to consider.
Makowecki thinks they may be surprized by some of the ideas, considering the broad range of backgrounds that make up all of the committees and sub-committees.
"These are people that deal with tourists and business and citizens on a daily basis, so what better place to get advice from but the people that are delivering the services and actually using the services?"

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