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Questions over suggested names to new regional economic development alliance – paNOW

Local councillors have sent back a list of suggested names for a new regional economic development group because not all the potential appointees live in Prince Albert.

The report to city council Monday night didn’t sit well with some councillors who said the city is putting the most money toward the new Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) and should have local representatives on the board. The city is looking to fill five director-at-large positions on the new board.

Seven names had been suggested to city council, including Gordie Broda, Yvonne Groenen, Sharon Hopkins, Lynn Jansen, April Roberts-Poitras, Allan Webb, and Matthew Vermette. Ward 6 Coun. Blake Edwards said he couldn’t support the appointments given that some of those on the list don’t live in the city or have business dealings here.

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