A lot of Drumheller residents had ideas about how to improve the local economy during the October municipal election campaign. Now, you can put your money where your mouth is.
The Town of Drumheller is seeking people to join an Economic Task Force that's being put together to come up with ideas for town council to consider.
"What will happen is we'll create a steering committee of seven people and then those seven people will get other applicants who applied to get involved in sub-committees," outlined Mayor Heather Colberg. "This way, you have a group that's organizing and then we have sub-committees helping to get the work done."
"What we're asking is when people are applying, to make sure that you're very thorough on what you can bring to the table so that we know where your strengths are, so you can get into the right sub-committee."
The task force will gather ideas for a period of 90 days, then compile a report with their findings and recommendations that will be presented to town council in the spring. Prospective applicants can check out the Volunteering Opportunities page on the Town of Drumheller website.
"Let's access the people who have the knowledge, and that's the people who have businesses here in the valley or people who have ideas that can help bring this forward," urged Colberg. "We're looking for that out of the box thinking, we're looking for new ways, ideas. There's no such thing as limit; we want to create something really magnificent here."
The deadline for applications is December 11, the committee begins its work the first week of January and will have its report together by the end of April, 2018.