Economic Development committee

Economic Development Committee wants to know vision of youth

 

By RTT Staff

The town’s economic development committee wants to know what the town’s youth sees as the vision for the community.

Bob Rozankovic, the committee chairperson, appeared before town council Oct. 11 to officially launch the essay/multimedia contest the committee is holding. That contest opened Oct. 17 to coincide with Local Government Week, Rozankovic told town council.

The contest is open to all students at General Amherst High School, St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School and Western Secondary School. The economic development committee is asking students to tell them their vision for the future of Amherstburg.

A Grade 10 civics class from General Amherst High School was one of three classes hosted by Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, CAO John Miceli and senior staff last Monday. These students, along with every other student from General Amherst, Villanova and Western, are eligible to participate in a multi-media contest presented by the town's economic development committee.

A Grade 10 civics class from General Amherst High School was one of three classes hosted by Mayor Aldo DiCarlo, CAO John Miceli and senior staff last Monday. These students, along with every other student from General Amherst, Villanova and Western, are eligible to participate in a multi-media contest presented by the town’s economic development committee.

Submissions can be in the form of a written essay, poem, video, song or animated comic strip. Councillor Joan Courtney said she was pleased the contest allowed for submissions in a variety of mediums, “which I think is fabulous.”

Entries and signed waivers must be submitted to the town by Nov. 21.

A panel of judges will determine the winners. Rozankovic said those winners will be recognized at the Dec. 12 town council meeting.

“It’s a great idea for the economic development committee,” said Councillor Rick Fryer, adding the students are the future of the town. Councillor Leo Meloche, also a member of the economic development committee, reported that local principals have been “very receptive” to the idea.

Local realtors have offered up the first and second prize sponsorships as Brad Bondy of Re/Max will donate the $500 first prize while the Dan Gemus Real Estate Team is sponsoring the $250 second prize. Rozankovic and Diana Marretta are sponsoring the $100 third prize.

Submissions can be dropped off in-person at town hall, located at 271 Sandwich St. S., or be sent in via e-mail to ecdev@amherstburg.ca. For more information, visit www.amherstburg.ca.