With the new council fast approaching, I would like to suggest they consider more emphasis be placed on tourism and economic development.
In this regard it would seem logical to amalgamate the Peachland Economic Development Committee, Tourism Advisory Committee, Peachland Chamber of Commerce, and Peachland Visitor Centre.
It seems by reading minutes of these committees, there is a common denominator of each with respect to attracting business and tourism.
Several years ago, Osoyoos undertook the amalgamation of their chamber of commerce, visitors centre and economic development, and is now called Destination Osoyoos and is operating very successfully under this umbrella.
We could name our committee the “Peachland Economic and Tourism Advisory Committee,” with a board and chairperson reporting to council.
Art Basham, Peachland