The Slocan Valley Economic Development Commission (SVEDC) is an RDCK-regulated body representing Area H, Slocan, Silverton, and New Denver, covering the area from Hills to South Slocan. The SVEDC endeavours to serve these communities through programs and activities which are beneficial to positive economic growth and development. Our Bylaws-are included here.
We are following through with the Business Retention and Expansion survey project in conjunction with local agencies to determine local and regional business priorities. In addition, the Community Directed Funds initiative with Columbia Basin Trust is underway.
Past projects include funding research for broadband internet service, assistance to the Slocan Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Slocan Valley Food Guide, a Community Directory, the creation of our website www.slocanvalley.com, and many locally initiated projects.
The Commission consists of eleven members who are residents of the area. The Commissioners are a blend of appointed interested individuals and four elected Directors of the RDCK board representing the three Villages and Area H. Meetings are held quarterly, and are open to the public.
Our meeting schedule is as follows: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 18, April 29, May 20, Sept. 30, Oct 21, Nov. 25. All meetings take place on Wed. at 6pm in Slocan at the Village office chambers, unless otherwise posted.