17 Apr

Team to lead economic recovery from COVID-19

Picton, ON – Mayor Steve Ferguson today announced that he is establishing an economic recovery team in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the near future, we are going to shift our focus from crisis response to recovery. And when we do, we need to be prepared to work quickly and efficiently to improve the long-term economic well-being of Prince Edward County,” Mayor Ferguson says.

The Mayor’s Economic Recovery Team will help identify needs, assist in the flow of communication, and better equip the municipality to respond to challenges with programs and activities that leverage support offered at the federal, provincial and regional levels.

“Like every community across Canada, we have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Ferguson says. “While we face unprecedented challenges, I remain enthusiastic, positive and hopeful because our business community is made up of resourceful, entrepreneurial, and hard-working people. As a municipality, we need to hear from those people and come up with a strategy on how best we can support them now and in future.”

The Recovery Team will include members of County Council and community members representing a broad range of economic sectors. Membership and further details about the Recovery Team will be announced early next week.

Up to date information on The County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is posted on The County's website: www.thecounty.ca/county-residents/covid-19.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Media and Communications Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca