Representatives of several community organizations, joined by RCMP and the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce, have agreed to revive the “interagency group” to coordinate community development and support activities at a meeting at the Ponoka Youth Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Participants at the meeting, moderated by Shannon Boyce-Campbell of Ponoka FCSS, agreed that there was much room to enhance cooperation, in particular with the expansion of the membership of the interagency group, including by attracting the interest of the school administrations in the area.
Several options were discussed into ways of broadening the appeal of the interagency group from using the currently functioning websites of the participating and relevant organizations to generating e mail lists to increase awareness on the group.
At the end of the hour-long meeting, it was decided that the organizational lead would remain with the FCSS and Ponoka Youth Centre would continue to be the venue for the meetings, which will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month.
The next meeting of the group is scheduled for 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29.