ARTICLE: Comox Valley Local Governments Showcase “A Regional Response to Infrastructure Liability”
Sustainable Service Delivery
Through a program of professional development, the regional district and three municipalities are aligning efforts, building leadership capacity and striving for a consistent Comox Valley regional approach to Sustainable Service Delivery.
Foundation for a Regional Team Approach
“The Comox Valley program is built around an annual seminar series. This program is the foundation for a ‘regional team approach’. The seminars provide a neutral forum for sharing, exploring and learning in a way that no other forum currently provides,” explains Kim Stephens, Executive Director of the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia.
“The series is open to developers, consultants, and non-government organizations located in the Comox Valley; and to local governments and others from outside the Comox Valley. The open forum facilitates cross-fertilization of experience and ideas.”
“We have moved beyond continuing education solely for the purpose of professional development. We are exploring what implementation of regional policy means on the ground,” states Glenn Westendorp, Public Works Superintendent with the Town of Comox. He chaired the 2011 Comox Valley Seminar Series.
“One of the foundation pieces underpinning the series is expressed this way: All those involved in land development have a role to play in achieving Sustainable Service Delivery. The players include land use and infrastructure professionals.”
To Learn More:
The story of the Comox Valley program is the featured article in the Summer 2011 issue of the Asset Management BC Newsletter. To read the complete article, click on Comox Valley Local Governments Showcase A Regional Response to Infrastructure Liability
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Posted August 2011