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Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation Appointment

Posted in the Announcements page on 06/09/2015 08:59:14 on Tuesday, June 09, 2015.
The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is seeking one (1) individual to serve as a Member/Director for the Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation.

The Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC) is a Not-for-Profit Corporation created by the rural Township’s in Oxford County, with a mandate to support the business and agricultural community within rural Oxford.

The economic development priorities include:
  • Workforce Development including youth engagement, newcomer services, and cultivating entrepreneurship;
  • Business Support including business retention strategies, training and support to our existing workforce, business networking;
  • Minimizing the Red Tape associated the development process during business expansion;
  • Fostering and supporting appealing communities and the encouragement of shopping locally.

The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the Townships of Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, South-West Oxford, Norwich and Zorra and is be responsible for providing governance and direction to the Economic Development Corporation.   The Board currently meets on a monthly basis but will be moving to a bi-monthly schedule.  Given the mandate of the Board, Council is seeking individuals with experience in business, finance, communications and/or marketing.  A strong interest in and understanding of the rural economy in Oxford County is also required for this volunteer position.

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of interest, in confidence, by mail or email, to the address below before June 26, 2015.  Additional information can also be obtained from the following contact:

Jeff Carswell, CAO
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
Box 100, 90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0 

June 9, 2015

Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 1989, as amended, and will be used for assessing qualifications for this position only.


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