Council Meeting Agenda July

Council Meeting Agenda July

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: July 6, 2017 Location: McCall–Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of June minutes ASAP presentation from Melissa Hamilton, UI Extension Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Bylaws & Articles updated and ready for approval WCM Community Foundation update Strategy 1 – JOBS Apprenticeships update: Cascade/McCall schools and chambers Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal update Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Pathways/August 5th event update Cascade ADV biking update Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Marketing/branding update ED Report Grants: $1,000 for Cascade signage project New Commerce reporting metrics for outreach New MOU Housing Economic Summit planning Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Minutes May

Council Meeting Minutes May

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes May 4, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, Idaho Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Bob Giles, Scotty Davenport, Eric Borchers (telephonically), Donald Bailey, Judy Nissula, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Cami Hedges, Blake Watson, and Bill Willey. Guests: Lin Davis and Linnea Hall. Maupin opened the meeting and welcomed the guests. Treasurer’s Report: Tyler presented the Treasurer’s Report dated May 4, 2017 and appended. Bob moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Cynda seconded the motion, and motion carried. Budget & tax discussion: Taxes have to be filed by May 15. Anticipate expenditure of $200 to $1,000 will be charged for filing an extension for reporting to August. The Housing Trust will pay their portion. Cynda moved to allocate up to $1,000 for Lamm & Assoc. to do tax filing. Bob seconded the motion, motion carried. Scotty stated he would like to see insurance documents that cover the Council members. Minutes: Bob moved to approve the minutes from April 6, 2017, Scotty seconded the motion. Motion carried. City of McCall minutes revision request: 11/3/16 meeting paraphrase on Albertson’s CEO–City is requesting that this be stricken from the record, as it misrepresents the experience Albertsons had in permitting according to their representative. It was decided that we need to collaborate with each community. The comment made by Representative Gestrin was taken out of context and was immaterial. Cynda moved to strike tht portion of the minutes as it is immaterial and a waste of time to continue to discuss. Gene seconded the motion. Giles commented it only took twenty minutes to approve. Motion carried. Long-term funding structures: Will ask each community to donate of a percentage of market value. Valley County has committed to $16,000. Outreach plan and calling list: The appended list of the larger business organizations within the community was discussed. Other ED councils have investors. Eric asked what a reasonable request would be. Discussed the range of contributions and whether we wanted to “name” them as Foundational, Platinum, Gold, Silver, etc. Council members chose who they would approach for contributions. Andrew will write up a call sheet. We will also have a sponsorship booth at the Economic Summit in October. EDPro Grant from Commerce–Andrew & Sherry: Andrew is putting the grant application together. ABC next steps and community foundation formation: Sherry summarized what the intention behind the formation of the foundation entailed. The idea is that the foundation would function under the umbrella of the WCMEDC 501(c)3 until the foundation could be formed. There are a number of businesses and benefactors who want to contribute to the West...

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Council Meeting Agenda June

Council Meeting Agenda June

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: June 1, 2017 Location: Donnelly City Hall Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of March minutes Update on long-term funding structures Fundraising outreach update Regional housing discussion & findings Subcommittee discussion Marketing Summit(s) WCM Community Foundation request for EDC to be 501c3 fiscal agent Woody Biomass adoption discussion–Sherry Discussion on Andrew’s review Bylaws/articles update–Andrew/Don Strategy 1 – JOBS    N/A Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal update Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Pathways update Cascade ADV biking update Strategy 4- PROSPERITY ASAP–any questions before next month’s presentation Pathways event August 5th at North Valley Trail with Steve/Lukes ED Report Grants: USDA telemedicine and education grant opportunity Labor $250k training grant–possibility for mobile training Businesses Hostel Dwell Done Cleaning Affiliates water trails pathways scenic byways Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Agenda May

Council Meeting Agenda May

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: May 4, 2017 Location: Cascade, County Commissioners Chambers Time- 4:00- 6:00pm Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Budget & tax discussion Housing Trust Lamm & Assoc. Approval of April minutes City of McCall minutes revision request: 11/3/16 meeting paraphrase on Albertson’s CEO–City is requesting that this be stricken from the record, as it misrepresents the experience Albertsons had in permitting according to their representative. Update on long-term funding structures Outreach plan and calling list EDPro Grant from Commerce–Andrew & Sherry ABC next steps and community foundation formation–Sherry Council discussion: Andrew on Valley County Pathways Board and Ponderosa Pavilion Board Council membership: Lin’s addition Linnea’s addition Tom’s addition Judy and Kathy’s addition Strategy 1 – JOBS    2017 Economic Summit planning Apprenticeships update: STRAP and CWI Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED/education portal: proposal and grant funds (Umpqua, Idaho Power, City of McCall $5k May 25) Bill Doty, web portal builder Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Cascade adventure biking proposal: Chamber needs a match of $1,000–can get creative on how this comes together. Pathways: Right of way single track proposal Strategy 4- PROSPERITY ASAP presentation by Melissa ED Report Businesses; New Market Tax Credit Program Woody Biomass Ponderosa Center Rustic Inn Midas Book store Hostel/sound studio Programs/policy Nothing new to report Affiliates water trails pathways scenic byways Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public Comments  ...

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Council Meeting Minutes March

Council Meeting Minutes March

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes March 2, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Donnelly City Hall, Donnelly, Idaho   Members in Attendance: , Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Bob Giles, Scotty Davenport, Eric Borchers (telephonically), Donald Bailey, Jonne Hower, Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Sherry Maupin (President), Rob Terry, Blake Watson, Cami Hedges, Bill Willey, and Donna Eggleston.   Guests: None   Due to Sherry Maupin’s absence, Cynda Herrick facilitated the meeting. Herrick opened the meeting.   Davenport interjected to change the agenda. He asked if everyone had seen the Star News opinion, Tamarack needs an intervention, dated Thursday, March 2, 2017. He explained that the Star News challenged the county commissioners and this economic development board to approach state agencies to consider using alternative funding sources for IDEQ bond repayments due from Tamarack Resort – resulting in a potential restructuring. The majority concurred. Herrick stated that she would have it placed on the county commissioner’s agenda for March 6, 2017.   Treasurer’s Report: Tyler presented the Treasurer’s Report dated February 28, 2017, as appended. Davenport moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Bailey seconded, and the motion carried.   Minutes: Tyler moved to approve the minutes from February 2, 2017, Giles seconded the motion. Mentzer stated he will update all branding items (website. etc.) with the new Vision Statement. Motion carried. Update on Long-Term Funding Structure: Mentzer explained he is working with Dennis on a trifold and template. He also addressed the following: How are we going to engage business? What is our hook? Call for donations vs. membership Large companies, growth companies, companies that can benefit from our offerings   ABC Update: March 29 is the final submission date. Project leads are finalizing their initiatives. Described some projects: housing trust, etc. The big reveal is on April 19, 2017.   Strategy 1 – JOBS Woody Biomass/Forest Summit was a success. It will be continued each year. Will continue to be engaged with the biomass initiative–hoping to get a technical assistance grant from Idaho National Lab. The difficult part of woody biomass is a constant/consistent supply chain.   Mentzer is meeting with Midas Gold, St. Lukes, Department of Labor on March 15. If Midas gets their permits they will need approximately 500 skilled professionals. He is looking for training opportunities for local talent and opportunities to convert existing skill sets from similar industries. St. Lukes needs MA’s, LPN’s and CNA’s – trying to set up a training program.    Tyler submitted a paper on Veteran Engagement – benefits of hiring military retirees. The paper addressed “Why Veterans/Military Retirees are Important to Our Communities”, dated 2 March 2017. Benefits: they already have a stable income, are...

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Council Meeting Agenda April

Council Meeting Agenda April

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: April 6, 2017 Location: McCall, Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm Executive Session: 6:00-6:30pm Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of March minutes Update on long-term funding structures Fundraising trifold outreach plan: businesses outreach list–Sherry or Andrew EDPro Grant from Commerce: time frames and requirements ABC update–Sherry/Cynda Council membership: Rob’s resignation Donna’s resignation Lin’s addition (vote won’t occur until May when he is able to attend) Protocol for determining whether to submit a letter of support for a local project–Cascade Racquet & Sports Complex and others Strategy 1 – JOBS    Midas/Lukes apprenticeships Other apprenticeship opportunities (1,000+) Support industries for Midas–needs assessment after local hire list is developed Strategy 2 – EDUCATION Education/Business resources–Idaho Power portal grant Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Pathways map and brochures on website Cascade SWITA adventure biking proposal–forthcoming, working with Mike Cooley and Bobbi Housing Trust–Jonne Cascade Horizons racquet and sports park proposal Strategy 4- PROSPERITY ASAP–where/how do we use it? IEDA Conference report–Blake ED Report Grants: Idaho Power Businesses Midas Lukes Book store Cascade Racquet/Sports Park Programs/policy Labor: Apprenticeship Idaho Commerce: Tax Reimbursement Incentive McCall in Motion survey https://media.wix.com/ugd/93a579_298f861ec3b548309d4fe46b92355951.pdf Affiliates water trails pathways scenic byways Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public Comments Adjourned–Executive session to discuss ED review...

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