West Central Mountains Economic Development Council

Monthly Meeting: Tuesday May 12th, 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 
    • Reallocation of funds from WD ledger into administrative/general fund (ACTION ITEM)
  • Letters/requests (ACTION ITEMS)
    • FCC letter on broadband
    • Valley County waterways ordinance letter of fact OR support
  • Scenic Byways update (DISCUSSION)
  • Grants (open/future)
      • Need commitment letters from match partners
      • EDPro due June 1
  • New hire (events/programs) discussion and job description approval/posting (ACTION ITEM)
  • Recreation/Pathways
    • Singletrack opportunity near Tamarack with partners (DISCUSSION)
  • Education and workforce development:
    • Talent Pipeline Management Academy through IACI–(DISCUSSION)
    • IAEYC update (DISCUSSION)
    • Construction Pre-Apprenticeship with AGC–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
    • Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship in Cascade–POSTPONED (DISCUSSION)
    • Update on BSU meetings/game plan/webinar with community and broadband (DISCUSSION)
  • Community Projects/Infrastructure
    • $1,000 estimate for asphalt at Cascade bus kiosk (ACTION ITEM)
    • Census outreach update/marketing plan (DISCUSSION)
    • Coronavirus task force update (DISCUSSION)
    • Monument signs update–byways recommendation (DISCUSSION)
    • Cascade seasonal wayfinding update–waiting on IDPR (DISCUSSION)
  • Business retention and expansion (DISCUSSION)
    • Business outreach update–12 BRE visits (remote)
  • Economic Summit update (DISCUSSION)
  • Marketing–update on fundraising to date (DISCUSSION)
  • Round Table, Upcoming Events & Public Comments
    • Zoom/technology subscription discussion (ACTION ITEM)