2009 Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series results in tangible outcomes
The Comox Valley is demonstrating a ‘regional team approach’ because a convergence of interests has created an opportunity for all the players to set their sights on the common good, challenge the old barriers of jurisdictional interests, and make sustainability real. In 2009, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) hosted the second annual Comox Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series. The following challenge statement provides context for a ‘regional team approach’:
The 2009 Series was a collaboration of four local governments in the Comox Valley, the Comox Valley Land Trust, CAVI-Convening for Action on Vancouver Island, the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia, the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the Green Infrastructure Partnership and two provincial Ministries.
“The Series theme, Getting Ahead of the Wave, defined what we wished to accomplished in building on the foundation provided by the 2008 Series,” states Kevin Lorette, General Manager of the CVRD’s Property Services Branch. “We view the 2009 Series as our springboard to advance integration of current Comox Valley regional initiatives in 2010. These include a Regional Growth Strategy, Regional Sustainability Strategy, Regional Water Strategy and Regional Sewer Plan.”
In December, representatives of the organizing team met with the Chief Administrative Officers of the four Comox Valley local governments to debrief them regarding the 2009 Series outcomes. To view the presentation slides that provided a backdrop for this meeting, click on Getting Ahead of the Wave: Comox Valley is Demonstrating the ‘Regional Team Approach’.
The focus of the debriefing session was on the three ‘tangible outcomes’ identified on the graphic below. To learn more about what the ‘tangible outcomes’ entail, click on Demonstrating Commitment to the Regional Team Approach in the Comox Valley to download a 3-page explanatory document.
Posted December 2009