West Central Mountains Economic Development Council

Monthly Meeting: Tuesday April 14th, 2020

Location: REMOTE: Zoom

Time- 3:00 – 5:00pm

  • Executive team meeting, open at 2:30pm
    • Signing of checks for previously approved items (can be done by Jill and Andrew ahead of time)
    • Agenda discussion
    • Executive session closed if needed
  • Call to order, regular meeting, 3pm
  • Adoption of agenda (ACTION ITEM)  
  • Approval of minutes (ACTION ITEM)  
  • Welcome visitors and guests
  • Community reports: Cascade, Donnelly, McCall, New Meadows, Valley County
  • Treasurer’s report (ACTION ITEM)
    • Invoices/thank you’s for the month 
  • Letters/requests (ACTION ITEMS)
    • None
  • Scenic Byways update (DISCUSSION)
  • Grants (open/future)
      • Need commitments from partners and County 
  • Recreation/Pathways
    • Weiser River Trail: New Meadows grant administration–USDA/GEM (DISCUSSION)
    • Packer John revitalization (DISCUSSION)
    • NPS recreational/trails assistance workshop April 22–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
  • Education and workforce development:
    • Talent Pipeline Management Academy through IACI–approval of Andrew’s participation (ACTION ITEM)
    • Cascade SBA training April 21–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
    • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship with AGC–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
    • Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship in Cascade–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
    • Update on BSU meetings/game plan (DISCUSSION)
  • Community Projects/Infrastructure
    • Coronavirus update (DISCUSSION)
    • Recycling update (DISCUSSION)
    • Monument signs update (DISCUSSION)
    • Cascade seasonal wayfinding update (DISCUSSION)
  • Business retention and expansion (DISCUSSION)
    • Business outreach update–8 BRE visits (some remote)
  • Economic Summit update (DISCUSSION)
  • Marketing–update on fundraising to date (DISCUSSION)
  • Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public Comments
    • BSU hire and our downstream assistance needs (split position?)