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Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee


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Economic Development
he City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

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Tel: (613) 392-2841
Fax: (613) 392-5608

Linda Lisle
Manager, Economic Development & Tourism Services
(613) 392-2841 x 4477

Christina Edwards-Scott
Economic Development Coordinator
(613) 392-2841 x 4416

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The purpose of the Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee is to assist in making recommendations to Council on matters pertaining to economic development and tourism that will foster and enhance business retention and expansion in the community; enhance the profile of Quinte West as a tourism destination and attract business and tourism investment.


The mandate of the Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee will be to identify, prioritize and allocate resources to assist Council on matters that affect Economic Development, Tourism, Marketing and Promotion. This will be achieved by focusing on the following areas of activity:

1. Business Retention & Expansion

2. Downtown Revitalization

3. Tourism Product Development & Enhancement

4. Support and strengthen Quinte West's Brand in the Marketplace

5. Industrial Land Development

6. Workforce Development Recruitment and Attraction


. Strengthen and diversify Quinte West's local economy and tourism industry by concentrating on local and regional    priorities

.  Advise on matters that will enhance business retention and expansion in the community

.  Provide advice and recommendations to Council on matters affecting the tourism industry;

.  Seeking out and identifying opportunities to help the City achieve its social-economic development goals;

.  Providing leadership on partnership initiatives and supporting partnership development;

.  Work in partnership with the business community and provide community leadership to maximize consumer  awareness of the destination;

.  Identifying any issues the City needs to deal with to assist local business;

.  Promote economic growth through the development of the business base including the agricultural sector, in order to enhance and create new sustainable opportunities;

.  Promote sustainable economic development and tourism activities including marketing and branding of the City;

.  Advise during the development of economic development and tourism strategies;

.  Collaboration with business and tourism stakeholders is essential in ensuring Quinte West continues to have an environment that fosters economic growth;

.  Promote the value and contribution of tourism to Quinte West's economic, community and cultural vitality;

.  Advise Council and guide tourism services in its strategic marketing of tourism and specific initiatives to enhance          destination development;

Committee Members

Michael Kotsovos, Councillor, Chair          John Harris, Public Member

Al DeWitt, Councillor, Vice Chair

        Andre DeVries, Public Member 
Lynda Reid, Councillor         Wendy Ouelette, Public Member
Fred Kuypers, Councillor         Barney Goldberg, Public Member
Sally Freeman, Councillor         Kelly Scott, Public Member
Leslie Roseblade, Councillor         Rosi Ouelette, Public Member
Dianne Campbell, Chamber Representative         Ian Smylie, Public Member

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (with the exclusion of July, August and December).  

View the Civic Web Portal for details on previous and upcoming meetings, agendas and minutes. 


We Welcome Your Input

The Committee welcomes your input on the subject of economic development and the revitalization of our City. Here are some ways for you to participate:

  • Attend our Committee meetings. We always allot time on the meeting agenda for public input.
  • If you are unable to attend a Committee meeting, please Contact Us to provide your input.     

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