City of Leduc looks ahead to recovery from pandemic

Monday, April 27, 2020

– Leduc City Council endorses administrative governance structure and task forces

As the City of Leduc continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Leduc City Council took steps toward a brighter future tonight by endorsing support and recovery plans created by staff. City administration has established a governance structure and task forces to ensure a smooth, consistent and comprehensive approach to recovery. The task forces are set to begin meeting this week and will address three primary areas of concern – economic support and recovery, community and social services, and civic operations and service delivery.

“While we continue to navigate the day-to-day changes resulting from the pandemic, it is equally important that we look forward to the recovery process,” said Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “Council, staff, and our community will truly be working together to make the City of Leduc’s recovery as seamless and vigorous as possible. Our community and our organization are resilient – and we will work tirelessly to help it bounce back from this crisis.” 

The recovery task forces, which are made up of City of Leduc staff, members of Council, and community stakeholder groups, will establish plans to support the community in its recovery as well as plans and timelines for the resumption of civic operations and service delivery.

Several Council members were nominated tonight to sit on the task forces:

  • Councillor Lazowski will Chair the Economic Support and Recovery Task Force, and Councillor Tillack will sit as member of the Task Force
  • Councillor Hansen will Chair the Community and Social Services Task Force, and Councillor Beckett will sit as member of the Task Force

 “The work to plan and secure our community’s and organization’s recovery is the priority for staff over the coming weeks and months,” said Acting City Manager Mike Pieters. “The plans we establish will balance the need for quick recovery action with the need for continued compliance with provincial guidelines and the health and safety of residents and staff.”

Recovery plans will be brought before Council again in the coming weeks.

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