The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce received overwhelming support for their policies presented at the BC Chamber 2019 AGM and Conference held in Burnaby last week.
The policies presented were part of the collaborative work done with the joint policy committee for the PQB region. The committee includes three members from each Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, along with Anne Dodson, CEO Qualicum Beach Chamber and Kim Burden, Executive Director Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce.
Jeannie Maltesen, President Parksville Chamber and Meghan Walker, President elect Parksville Chamber joined the Chambers executive, Kim Burden and Anne Dodson to present their polices and vote on behalf of membership on another 70 policies brought forward by the Chamber network.
‘The Thriving Orcas Thriving Communities’ – with input and support from 17 Vancouver Island Chamber of Commerce and the West Coast Fishing Guide Association was submitted with recommendations outlining scientifically verified approaches to enhancing Chinook populations and the Southern Resident Killer Whales without jeopardizing jobs and economic benefits from sport fishing in the waters around Vancouver Island.
In addition, we proposed an amendment to the local Government Act that provides Local Government with a choice to accept land or money during the sub-division approval process for either Attainable Housing or parks. The current act requires land or money acquired during the sub-division process must be for Parks’ said Kim Burden, Executive Director Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce.