Seeking a Ponoka vision

All roads lead to Ponoka, or at least that is a frame of mind one group is trying to instill in residents.

All roads lead to Ponoka, or at least that is a frame of mind one group is trying to instill in residents.

The Ponoka County and Town Taxpayers Association is continuing its Vision Ponoka meetings with an open forum May 29 at 7 p.m at the Ponoka County offices. President Robert MacKenzie wants to have representatives not only from the town and county council but also the Ponoka and District Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Board (EDB). “What we’re looking for is a common denominator that everyone can look at.”

But he is finding this a challenge, especially from the chamber and the EDB.

“They have no vision for the future unfortunately. How do you encourage them to change, to look outwardly, not inwardly?” MacKenzie asked.

This is the last meeting scheduled until August and MacKenzie invites anyone interested to come and hear what is being discussed. He has invited Ponoka News editor George Brown to speak and has on the agenda a trade school for Ponoka.