The TNRD has hired Colin O’Leary as a community recovery manager to assess the impact on businesses in the regional district of this summer’s wildfire season.
In a media release Thursday (Nov. 16, 2017), the TNRD said O’Leary will head up a project with three main components:
- Actively engaging the business community affected by the 2017 wildfire season in the TNRD through in-person meetings, community engagement sessions and surveys.
- Quantifying the economic loss in the region, identifying existing resources available and highlighting any gaps in support programs for businesses.
- Recommending options moving forward to address gaps in support for businesses looking to recover from the 2017 wildfire season.