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Serve Your Community - Become a Member of the Economic Development Strategic Planning & Advisory Committee

We are now accepting applications for 7 vacant positions on the Economic Development Strategic Planning & Advisory Committee.


Terms of Reference for the Economic Development Strategic Planning & Advisory Committee (PDF, 89KB)


The role of the Committee is to provide an effective link between Management, Council and the business community. The Committee provides the opportunity for input from the business community by engaging business leaders as advisors. Members will be encouraged to provide input on the standards and objectives necessary to attract and retain healthy economic development and to ensure the delivery of high quality, current, innovative and relevant service.

The Committee will:

  • Participate in long and short-term business planning; to assist in determining appropriate goals and objectives and to contribute to follow up business plan performance review.
  • Advise on changes, deletions, or additions to services.
  • Assist in determining standards of service delivery.
  • Assist in identification of Grande Prairie’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Provide input on issues directly affecting Economic Development, and on current business trends.
  • Encourage the development of positive public relations supporting City Economic Development and provide input on marketing and promotional efforts.
  • Research major economic and social issues that will ensure a diverse economic base and foster a healthy community.
  • Create specialized form-and-fold teams, as required, to recruit experts for initiatives.
  • Develop Long-term Economic Development Strategic Plan.
  • Identify economic development opportunities and ways in which the City could be more business friendly.
  • Advise on regional economic development opportunities and perspectives.
  • Adhere to the vision and values of the Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The terms of reference for the Committee will be adopted by Council and reviewed upon the delivery of the Long-term Economic Development Strategic Plan or one (1) year, whichever occurs first


  • Seven (7) Public Members
  • Two (2) Members of Management
  • Two (2) City Councillors  


Public membership will be based on a 2 to 3 year staggered renewal.


The Committee shall be chaired by a Councillor appointed by Council.

Meeting Time

The Committee will approve a regular quarterly meeting schedule. The Committee Chair may call meetings outside of the regular schedule at their discretion. The Committee will meet a minimum of four (4) times annually.


NIL. This is a volunteer position.

Skills, abilities, and experience

  • Strategic planning and board or committee member experience
  • Knowledge and skills in the areas of marketing/PR, real estate, business development and land development
  • Legal, lobbying and finance expertise
  • Business leadership and management abilities


Applications will be accepted until the Committee is filled. Please click here for an application form.

Your application can be submitted using one of the following:

  • Press the "Submit" button on the form;
  • Email to; or
  • Mail to PO Bag 4000, Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 6V3, Attention: Council Committee Coordinator

For further information

Call the Legislative Services Department at 780-357-8747 or email

Last updated: 11/15/2018 9:42:13 AM