COVID-19 Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force

October 5, 2020 update

Since March, the COVID-19 Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force (ERV) task force has interviewed local industry and Chamber of Commerce members; interviews with developers, medium and small businesses and agriculture groups are scheduled throughout the fall. These interviews will help the task force develop strategies and tools to support our local economy in adapting to and succeeding during and after the pandemic.

Available resources and information, including financial programs, were distributed to local businesses from March through August 2020, and the EDT department has published resources for relaunching, supports and local business listings.

Local tourism ideas and itineraries are shared weekly on social media and on the County website, and a local travel booklet was developed and published online to promotes local businesses and encourage consumers to support local. Features on local businesses and how they have adapted successfully are being published in the Sherwood Park News on an ongoing basis.

The COVID-19 Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force is established by Bylaw 31-2020 (66.8 KB) .

The Task Force will provide policy and legislative recommendations to Council on economic recovery, resilience and vision in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic, support for business and industry, and support for the local economy generally.


Members Status
Brian Botterill Regular Voting
Robert Parks Regular Voting
Bill Tonita (Chair) Regular Voting
Rod Frank Ex-officio

Member terms commenced on May 12, 2020 and continue throughout the term of the task force. 

2020 Meetings

Date Time Agenda Minutes
Fri, May 22, 2020 11 am    
Fri, May 29, 2020 1:30 pm    
Wed, June 10, 2020 1 pm Work Plan Session  
Fri, June 19, 2020 2 pm    
Thurs, June 25, 2020         9 am    
Fri, July 17, 2020 2 pm ERV Task Force Agenda July 17, 2020 (605.7 KB)  
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 11:30 am    
Thurs, Sep 17, 2020 5 pm    
Mon, Sep 28, 2020 1 pm ERV Task Force Agenda September 28, 2020 (48.0 KB)  
Mon, Oct 19, 2020 9 am    
Mon, Nov 9, 2020 9 am    
Mon, Dec 14, 2020 9 am    
Mon, Jan 11, 2021 9 am    
Mon, Feb 8, 2021 9 am    
Mon, Mar 8, 2021 9 am    

COVID-19 Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force Powerpoint Presentation (1.5 MB)

Workplan COVID-19 Economic Resilience and Vision Task Force (563.3 KB)

Contact information

Phone: 780-464-8140

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Last updated: Monday, October 05, 2020
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