Council Meeting Agenda December (Annual Meeting)

Council Meeting Agenda December (Annual Meeting)

WCMEDC Annual Meeting Agenda: December 7th, 2017 from 10am – 3pm Midas Gold, Donnelly 10am – 10:15am: Year in Review by Andrew Grants report Projects report (2017 work plan accomplishments) Housekeeping items (previous annual meeting deliverables) Next year’s obligations Lessons learned 10:15am – 10:45am: Commerce trainings with Jenny Hemly Economic Development Districts What other EDO’s are doing around the state 10:45am – 11:15am: Board Elections Nominations Presentations Vote 11:15am – 11:30am: Break and assemble for lunch 11:30:am – 12:45pm: Lunch and strategic discussions with Julie C. and Delta J. 12:45pm – 3:00pm: Strategic Plan Update (take breaks as needed) WCMEDC Strategic Plan Fund raising goals Budget Programming Broadband Pathways Workforce Development/Apprenticeships Rec District: next steps Portal next steps Housing policy: next steps Water trails website Monument signs Regional branding/marketing 2:45pm – 3:00pm: Final thoughts and...

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Council Meeting Minutes October

Council Meeting Minutes October

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes October 5, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Idaho First Bank, McCall, ID Members in Attendance:  Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Eric Borchers, Donald Bailey, Lin Davis, Scotty Davenport, Tom Greco, Bob Giles, Judy Nissula, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent:  Cami Hedges, Bill Willey, Blake Watson, Linnea Hall, and Kathy Hull. Guests:  Delta James, City of McCall, Economic Development Maupin opened the meeting. Gene moved to accept the resignation of Cami Hedges. Tom Greco seconded the motion. Motion carried. Treasurer’s Report: Gene presented the Treasurer’s Report and stated there was an ending balance of $47,277.70. Greene-Burke was redeposited as an error had occurred using the wrong account. Lin moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Bob seconded the motion. Motion carried. Minutes:  Don moved to approve the minutes from September 7, 2017, with the addition of page numbers. Gene seconded the motion. Motion carried. Fund authorization protocol (specify amounts and budgeting process) & incoming funds report (EDPro, County, cities, etc.). Discussion ensued concerning payment of invoices and authorization of uses of funds that are not on the approved annual budget. Cynda doesn’t think the Executive Committee should be the sole reviewer of expense and paying of them if not already in the budget. Gene said he does and everything is transparent. Lin said it should be in the budget as a disciplinary tool. Scotty wants to see items put in the budget. Don Bailey will put together a payment authorization protocol. Direct deposit request for EDPro/Andrew: Cynda moved to approve a direct deposit for Andrew’s pay each month. Scotty seconded the motion. Motion carried. Update on reporting to governments: Andrew has been reaching out to the governing bodies of each community on a roughly quarterly basis with an update of activities. Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update: Will discuss this in depth at the annual meeting so that we have time to get to the end of this agenda. Strategy 1 – JOBS Labor micro grant–other opportunities? Tom set meeting with Andrew, Pal Sartori, and Joni Stevenson on apprenticeships. There are a number of small businesses in Cascade that are considering the apprenticeship program. Andrew is reaching out to other schools. The goal is for students to obtain on the job training alongside a high school diploma, associate’s degree and a certificate from the Dept. of Labor. Lin will network with the New Meadows high school. Eric said he met with Lance at Albertsons and they have a huge need for meat cutters, deli workers, etc. and these would be prime apprenticeship positions. Scotty said the Cascade Cultural Arts Center has makerspace activities on Monday nights....

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Council Meeting Agenda November

Council Meeting Agenda November

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: November 2, 2017 Location: Cascade, Commissioner’s Chamber Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of October minutes Fund authorization protocol–Don SVED Summit and Woody Biomass Conference approvals IEDA recap Summit survey debrief Annual meeting agenda/Strategic planning items: Rec District: next steps Pathways: next steps Broadband Workforce development Regional marketing: health/economic data Portal next steps Funding goals/model Housing policy: next steps Strategy 1 – JOBS Labor micro grant update Strategy 2 – EDUCATION MD District discussions on apprenticeship and local employers Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Subcommittee updates: Monument Signs & Marketing Broadband–Jim Pace discussion with Gene, Lin and Andrew Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Business engagement: Left blank for proprietary purposes Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Minutes September

Council Meeting Minutes September

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes September 7, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, Idaho Members in Attendance: Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Eric Borchers (telephonically), Bill Willey, Blake Watson, Donald Bailey, Linnea Hall, Lin Davis, Scotty Davenport, and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent: Cami Hedges, Tom Greco, Bob Giles, Judy Nissula, and Kathy Hull. Guests: None Maupin opened the meeting. Treasurer’s Report: Gene presented the Treasurer’s Report and state there was an ending balance of $46,717.09, with available funds of $7,518.78. General conversation concerning various budget items were discussed, as follows: Discussed the different ledger accounts. Everything under (4) were the remaining ABC funds. Sherry would to keep the money in Parks and Recreation. Cynda wants the Branding money to remain. Bus Kiosk money needs to stay. Cynda will ask Larry if there are any outstanding invoices for Pathway Kiosks and if there is any additional money needed. If not, discussed using for other pathway activities. SBA and Maker Space money can go to the General fund. Andrew informed us that the balance remaining for ED Portal marketing was $6,500 – the funds previously promised or generated were $5,000 from McCall, $1,500 dedicated funds from Idaho Power, already paid the $4,000 from Umpqua, with a $4,000 payment to Bill Doty. (The $4,000 from Umpqua were not dedicated – the funds from McCall and Idaho Power are dedicated, but have not been received.. So there absolutely are a minimum of $2,500 remaining for ED portal marketing. This portion added outside the meeting for general information.) Andrew described the availability of a grant for a feasibility study for single track pathways – the match would be $1,500. Cynda moved to approve the application for a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtors to fund a feasibility study for Single Track Pathways, with the match of $1,500 from the dedicated Pathway Kiosk/ABC funds. Gene seconded the motion. Motion carried with one no by Bailey. Andrew will try to get match reimbursement from Valley County pathways and Gravity Sports or other recreation businesses. Minutes: Gene moved to approve the minutes from August 3, 2017, Lin seconded the motion. Motion carried. Subcommittee (project) assignments: monument signs, marketing Newsletter topics: ED Portal, WCM Summit, Apprenticeship Program, Open Space initiative, woody biomass, Dept. of Labor grants for EMT, Paramedics, and CNAs. Distribution options for the newsletter were discussed, such as social media, flyers, and inserts in the Star News. Various marketing techniques were discussed. Open space committee formation: Discussed the value of open space, view corridors, and access easements. Differing opinions were expressed as follows: Sherry would like to consider the inclusion of the...

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Council Meeting Agenda October

Council Meeting Agenda October

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Monthly Meeting: October 5, 2017 Location: McCall, Idaho First Bank Time- 4:00- 6:00pm   Agenda: Welcome visitors & guests Treasurer’s report Approval of September minutes Fund authorization protocol (specify amounts and budgeting process) & incoming funds report (EDPro, County, cities, etc.) Direct deposit request for EDPro/Andrew Update on reporting to governments Update on long-term funding structures–fundraising outreach update Acceptance of Cami Hedges’ resignation and replacement prospects Strategy 1 – JOBS Labor micro grant–other opportunities? Strategy 2 – EDUCATION ED portal marketing plan Strategy 3 – INFRASTRUCTURE/ASSETS Subcommittee updates: Monument Signs & Marketing Broadband Strategy 4- PROSPERITY Business engagement: — — Economic Summit post-mortem Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public...

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Council Meeting Minutes August

Council Meeting Minutes August

West Central Mountains Economic Development Council Meeting Minutes August 3, 2017 from 4pm – 6pm Valley County Courthouse, Cascade, Idaho Members in Attendance:  Sherry Maupin (President), Gene Tyler (Treasurer), Cynda Herrick (Secretary), Eric Borchers, Donald Bailey, Lin Davis, Judy Nissula, Scotty Davenport (telephonically), and Andrew Mentzer (Executive Director). Members Absent:  Cami Hedges, Tom Greco, Bob Giles, Bill Willey, Blake Watson, Kathy Hull, and Linnea Hall. Guests: Rick Brenneman, Coordinator, Woody Biomass Utilization Partnership, and Brian Schaefer, Edgewood Sawmill. Maupin opened the meeting. Treasurer’s Report: Tyler presented the Treasurer’s Report dated July 2017, and appended.  There is an ending balance of $54,643.68. Bailey moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report, Davis seconded the motion. Motion carried. Minutes:  Bailey moved to approve the minutes from July 6, 2017, Gene seconded the motion. Motion carried. Woody Biomass Presentation from Rick Brenemann:  The Southwest Idaho Resource Conservation & Development – Woody Biomass Utilization Partnership was formed in 2007. A few of the counties involved in the effort are Adams, Boise, and Valley. It was done in an effort to create some jobs that were lost using grants the US Forest Service and USDA. Some projects have been funded. Currently forming a 4 state coalition – see attachment. A Forestry Economic Summit is being held in Grangeville on November 8 and 9.             Their coalition believes conditions for successful woody biomass efforts include plenty of stock, need investors, will have positive environmental affect, and a guaranteed market with very little risk. Brian Schaefer, Edgewood, introduced himself. He purchased the sawmill at the corner of Spink and Highway 55. Prior to the recession he had a portable machine that would make merchandisable chips in the forest so that they were not hauling “air”. He thinks the key would be to use product for high end market vs. low end market, ie logs for homes vs. chips. Update on long-term funding structures – Fundraising outreach update: St. Lukes cannot support the WCMEDC, but will help with business summit. Sherry reported: Albertsons – trying to get to the right person, does not want to go directly to the top; Tamarack – they are almost in a position to help fund; Brundage – not a yes or no; May Hardware – Rick is engaged. Gene reported: thinks Stinker will assist; most larger/chain businesses have offices elsewhere and are not as committed; Donnelly has committed. Judy will talk to First American and Title Company. Bylaws & Articles signatures: Signed. WCM Community Foundation update: logo, website and next steps – Filed with the State, have the logo, and will build the website. Strategy 1 – JOBS    Andrew reported on his contacts and activities. Lamm has not finished taxes yet –...

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