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2015/2016 Kingston EcDev Review Committee

In response to the recent interest expressed in Kingston's economic development effort, Kingston EcDev will strike a Review Committee to provide an opportunity for the organization to look at itself and ensure Kingston EcDev is delivering services that are of value to the community and aligned with City of Kingston Strategic Priorities.   

The Committee will provide a review of Kingston EcDev's governance and operations and offer a recommendation to the EcDev Board and City Council on how to best position Kingston's economy for future generations.  This review will address organizational structure and capabilities to undertake, promote and fund economic development activities and Key Performance Indicators to gauge community and organizational success.

The Review Committee shall:

  • Develop and oversee public consultation activities to solicit feedback through online mechanisms, public meetings, delegations, industry specific meetings and such
  • Conduct a transparent review of Kingston EcDev in comparison with other EDOs
  • Offer recommendations for implementation to the Kingston EcDev Board and City Council

The Review Committee is comprised of: four members of the public, two EcDev Board members (plus CEO), two City Councillors (plus CAO) and a contracted external resource knowledgeable in EDO's to provide support to the Committee (not a voting Committee member).

Judith Pineault, Co-Chair
Kingston EcDev Board Director
Councillor Jeff McLaren, Co-Chair
Meadowbrook-Strathcona District
Gerard Hunt
CAO, City of Kingston
Councillor Adam Candon
Trillium District
Michael Harris Donna Gillespie
CEO, Kingston EcDev
Judith Hay Heather Ford
Debi Wells Brock Dickinson
MDB Insight


KIngston EcDev Review Committee: Terms of Reference
Media Release: KIngston EcDev Review Committee Inaugural Meeting
Kingston EcDev Review Committee: Orientation Binder
A Comparative Review of Economic Development Service Delivery Costs

Meeting Information:

The Review Committee will be meeting on a tri-weekly basis through to April 2016, with other meetings and working groups scheduled as required, where they will produce a report on economic development in Kingston. 

All Committee meetings will be open to the public and the Committee is looking forward to hosting interested community delegations throughout the Review Process to discuss economic development issues. To reserve a spot to speak or present to the Committee, please email or call 613-544-2725 ext. 7223. Communications from the Kingston community via letter and email  are welcomed throughout the process.

All regularly scheduled meetings will be held at 4:00 PM at Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street.

Wednesday, December 10, 2015 Agenda Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Agenda Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, January 20, 2016: TOWN HALL      Agenda Meeting Minutes or Watch Online
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Agenda  Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, February 17, 2016  Agenda Meeting Minutes or Watch Online 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Agenda  Meeting Minutes 


Location: Donald Gordon Conference Centre
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Watch Online

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Agenda  Meeting Minutes or Watch Online
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Agenda  Meeting Minutes 



Questions & Answers
The Kingston EcDev Review Committee has received questions from the communications through delegations and correspondence. Answers to specific delegations have been included in the posted Committee minutes. Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions and responses. 

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