Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee
A Transition Path Forward
The Battle River Economic Opportunities Committee (BREOC) is a collaborative partnership representing the County of Paintearth No. 18, Flagstaff County, the Towns of Castor and Coronation, the Villages of Forestburg, Halkirk, and Heisler, and the greater region that surrounds them. This is a unique partnership of seven coal affected municipalities. BREOC was initially created as a special regional committee with a mandate to explore the potential socio/economic impacts arising due to the closure of the Westmoreland Mine and Battle River Generating Station, and to coordinate an analysis and provide recommendations concerning opportunities and challenges for transition within the BREOC Region. Since that time, together with professional services of Lochaven Consulting, BREOC has created a 22-element program to successfully transition this struggling region. In this session, members of BREOC will share learnings since inception around the importance of a program rather than a singular project, and how to form successful partnerships that have impact.
Moderator: Martin Ebel, EDA Board Member
Introductory Remarks: Adam Solomon, Research Consultants International
Panelists: Jenalee Waring, Flagstaff County; Wayne Robert, Lochaven Consulting
Partner: Adam Solomon, Research Consultants International