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Economic Leadership Team

Are you passionate about supporting the growth of our local economy?
Do you have expertise in marketing, fostering entrepreneurship, land use and development, policy or driving innovation?
The District of Squamish is creating an Economic Leadership Team and we are looking for members. 

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The District of Squamish is looking to convene a voluntary Economic Leadership Team comprised of members with local expertise and passion in economic development-related fields from innovation, to marketing, to land use and development, and policy.

Objective: The Economic Leadership Team will provide advice and expertise on Economic Development strategy in Squamish, in line with the 2019-2022 Council Strategic Plan, stimulating diverse Squamish-based job growth for social and economic gain.

The team will provide advice to help build on existing strategic work by the District and its partners, including the Squamish Sector Action Plan, the Employment Space Demand Model, Sector Impact Studies, the Community Climate Action Plan for Squamish, partnership and business development efforts.

The focus will include:

  • generating a net increase in employment lands and space in pace with terrestrial and marine needs by 2022;
  • increasing the number of local jobs per capita year over year by 2022;
  • increasing the concentration of priority target sector firms year over year by 2022;
  • supporting the District’s climate targets; to reduce community greenhouse gases by 45% by 2030, 65% by 2040 and 100% by 2050, in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C as per the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and
  • ensuring alignment and support for other areas of the strategic plan.

2020 Work plan: Following the unprecedented economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the team in 2020 will be to adapt and build upon existing strategic economic development actions to ensure local recovery and build in future resiliency actions.

Number of team members: The team will consist of up to 10 voluntary members and include additional ex-officio representation from all levels of government.

Commitment: The extent and type of work carried out will vary depending on the team, and the discretion of the team member. At a minimum, it is expected that the team will convene four times a year. The term is ongoing and the positions are voluntary.

Requirement of Applicants:

  • Maximum of 300 words explaining why you are interested in joining the Economic Leadership Team, a bit about your background and previous experience and how you feel you could contribute 
  • 2 x References

Leadership Team Composition:

The composition of the Economic Leadership Team is not to be a representative group, but instead, a skills-based group comprising of members with local expertise and passion in economic development-related fields from innovation, to fostering entrepreneurship, and partnership development, to marketing, land use and development, and policy.

View the full Terms of Reference here.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the Economic Leadership Team, please email Economic Development with your max. 300-word submission by Friday, May 29, 2020. (The original deadline was May 22, and we've extended it by one week.) We look forward to hearing from you.