Elk Valley Community Priorities Plan complete


Regional District of East Kootenay

After extensive public and stakeholder consultation, the Community Priorities Plan for the Elk Valley Community Directed Funds (EVCDF) program is now complete.

“I am really pleased to see this important project finished,” said EVCDF Committee Chair Mary Giuliano. “The committee now has an up to date list of project priorities for the Elk Valley and we can turn our attention to funding individual projects.”

To help make information about the program more readily available to the public, a new dedicated page has been set up on the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) website. There you will find a copy of the Community Priorities Plan, background information about the program, and information about how to bring forward funding proposals to the committee.

“The Elk Valley Community Directed Funds are dedicated to supporting projects that will benefit the entire valley. The committee looks forward to working with organizations that have projects capable of delivering valley-wide social, economic and environmental benefits,” added Giuliano.

The committee, made up of four local elected officials and four members of the public, is a standing committee of the RDEK and is responsible for the EVCDF Program. The RDEK gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Columbia Basin Trust which supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.

More information about the program can be found on the RDEK website at


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