Economic development update

June 2, 2022

As we say hello to the summer, we are also saying farewell to Derek Baker who has been our Director of Economic Development for the past five years. Derek was instrumental in creating our new Community Development programs from Trust 2020 and he will be greatly missed. We wish him tremendous success in his new position with Pacific Economic Development Canada.

Derek Baker.

To streamline our processes, we have consolidated the Community Development and Business Development programs into a single department. This will allow the Trust to better support the unique facets of economic development in each community across our region.

Felicia Magee, our former Director of Business Development is now the Director of Economic Development and working with her are:

Jordan Hammond – Manager, Economic Development. Jordan is the contact for community and business development programs in the Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet and Northwest regions

Ana Peasgood – Manager, Economic Development. Ana is the contact for community and business development programs in the Northeast and Prince George regions

Alanna Le Cerf – Internships Program Manager

This allows Northern Development staff to make stronger connections in each region and better understand the challenges a community may be facing and help identify opportunities where potential projects may be aligned with our funding in both the public and private sectors.