Drumheller's Economic Development Task Force presented its long awaited report to Town Council on Monday.
The steering committee, which gathered its information from eight separate subcommittees, was represented by Bob Sheddy, Ken Schinnour and Kim Suntjens.
"It was the work of 50 volunteers putting together the ideas that they came with and then researching them, making sure that the ideas had sound principles behind them, and reaching out to people in the community making sure that the recommendations made sense for the people that it affected," recounted Sheddy.
The presentation included a long list of recommendations that the town can take to boost tourism and video production, bring new business and residents to the valley and make Drumheller a better place to live and visit.
"Behind those recommendations is an army of volunteers wanting to chip in and accomplish their one piece of the overall vision," explained Sheddy. "If Council looks at each of the recommendations, helps refine what they'd like to see and then gives the go ahead, the committees can go off on their now, do the work that's needed and create the overall result that I think everyone will be proud of."
"The community gets to have their voice heard," he noted, "But they don't just get to complain; they actually have to be willing to put the work behind these initiatives to see everything succeed."
The Task Force's report is expected to be discussed further at the next meeting of Drumheller Town Council on May 14.