There is an amazing treasure trove of history and information about Kamloops currently being collected. We are in the process of updating our official community plan and we have got an amazing and diverse group of people leading the process.
I’ve had the good fortune of visiting many communities in BC. What strikes me in every village, district, or city I visit: they each have quite a different “personality”, a different look and feel.
How does Kamloops feel to you? Do you know how our community has developed it distinct look and feel? Do you want to have some input and influence on how we develop in the future?
Our official community plan is called Kamplan. The Kamplan advisory committee has been meeting over the past 18 months to help guide the work.
City staff have created a central webpage for all the information on the Kamplan update so far. The address is http://www.kamloops.ca/kamplan/update.shtml. On the left hand column of that page, the links take you to an amazing amount of information on Kamloops.
I’m a particular fan of the “conversation starters”, which provide summaries of different interests, topics, and sectors. Topics like economic development, arts and culture, safety and emergency services, housing and much more.
These are meant to be thought provoking, to help citizens develop their own views and to hopefully be inspired to provide input.
Perhaps, you have already had the opportunity to provide some input to phase one of the Kamplan update process. Thank you! There will be many more opportunities. Watch the webpage above and the local media.
If you want to provide immediate input or want more information, feel free to get me anytime at 250 320 6532 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.