Leeds Grenville
Economic Development eNews | July 22, 2014
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Kemptville College Renewal Task Force
Former federal minister of agriculture the Hon. Lyle Vanclief was welcomed as the facilitator of the Kemptville College portfolio at a town hall meeting on the Kemptville Campus July 16. The Kemptville College Renewal Task Force presented their findings and made three recommendations:
  1. To consider a stakeholder advisory panel of leading business and community leaders to advise on a transformative model for Kemptville College, 
  2. For the renewed college to be founded through strategic partnerships to leverage the strengths and capabilities of each organization, and 
  3. For the Province to support the request of the Municipality of North Grenville to administer the College on an interim basis during the period of transformation. 
A motion was unanimously passed supporting the recommendations. Mr. Vanclief is expected to publish his report to the province this fall.

A video recording of the meeting, the Task Force's findings and recommendations, and the resolution passed at the conclusion of the town hall meeting are available at the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force website.
Award for Economic Development Leadership
Counties seeking nominations
The Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office is now seeking nominations for the Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership. 
This award is presented each year and honours an individual volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment to Economic Development, resulting in the growth and vitality of Leeds Grenville.
The Bill Thake Memorial Award was first introduced in 2011. Once again this year it will be presented at the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Summit on Friday, November 21 at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. 
For more information and a nomination package please visit: www.leedsgrenville.com/Summit2014.
Award Nomination
Deadline: Sept. 19
Invista forms unique partnership, Accessibility Standards updated

Hats off to promising partnership

Thumbs up to the partnership announced last Friday between the Invista Maitland Site, the Grenville Federation of Agriculture, Grenville County 4H and farm suppliers. 

Invista is donating 34 acres of land to grow food to benefit the Food For All Food Bank.

Federation farmers will donate their time to plant, maintain and collect the harvest. Proceeds from the sale of soybeans will be used by the food bank to purchase meat and vegetables.

Building accessibility guidelines
New policy guidelines on the Accessibility Standard for the Design of Public Spaces have just been released by the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.
As of January 1, 2015, new construction and renovations will be subject to updated accessibility requirements. 

The Accessibility Standards for the Built Environment focus on removing barriers in two areas: buildings and public spaces. 
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