Lake Country residents invited to gather Oct 26th to discuss growth topics
Lake Country, BC – On October 26th at 6:30 pm, Lake Country residents are invited to take part in the District’s final engagement event of Choosing Our Future in Lake Country. Next Thursday, the Citizen OCP Workshop, will build on the community input gathered at June’s On Point session and the community engagement pop-up booths held over the summer.
All feedback will help to inform Lake Country’s Official Community Plan (OCP), a guiding document common to every municipality in British Columbia that takes a 25+ year glimpse into the community’s future.
“The workshop is intended to bring people together to report back on what we learned throughout the summer. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss relevant topics such as tree removal, rural character, or short-term rental accommodations, “says Mark Koch, Director of Community Services for the District. “All input will help shape the growth of our community.”
A community vision cannot be created without consulting the community. The District is asking residents from all wards to show up, participate, and share what makes Lake Country the best place to live in BC. The event is free and appetizers will be provided.
Citizen OCP Workshop
Choosing Our Future in Lake Country
Thursday, October 26th. Winfield Memorial Hall – 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC
Doors open at 6:00pm, program runs from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm.
Please RSVP here: www.ocpworkshop.eventbrite.ca
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For more information contact:
Mayor James Baker
Mark Koch, Director of Community Services
District of Lake Country
About Choosing Our Future
Choosing Our Future is the District of Lake Country’s new Official Community Plan (OCP), a guiding document common to every municipality in British Columbia. Choosing Our Future will take a 25+ year glimpse into the future of the District of Lake Country and will reflect the District’s vision, values, and plans for change. To update the OCP, the District will engage with community members throughout the summer and fall of 2017. On Point: Choosing Our Future in Lake Country kicked off the series of summer community engagement activities and the Citizen OCP Workshop will wrap up the consultation process.
About Lake Country
The District of Lake Country is home to approximately 15,000 residents, and is comprised of four distinct neighbourhoods or wards: Oyama, Winfield, Carr’s Landing and Okanagan Centre. Over the years, each of the four neighbourhoods has retained the stories of their own rich histories and cultural lives.
Incorporated as a district in 1995, Lake Country is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in BC, it is a creative and forward-thinking community, actively building a vibrant future for all of Lake Country’s residents. Although the area is famous for its lakes, orchards and award-winning wineries, residents are diversely employed in the agriculture, retail, manufacturing, construction, health care, social assistance, and forestry industries.