As summer rapidly approaches and the snow being a distant memory, (hopefully) it’s a time of new growth and progress. It’s looking ahead to possibly discovering new places and new opportunities. This is the position the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) is in. The Partnership is on firm financial footing, despite some rumblings of the contrary, as indicated by our clean financial audit (pg. 29 Agenda). The draft 2012/13 Audited Financial Statements will go before the CRP General Assembly on June 19th 2013 for final approval.
Check out this overview video of the Partnership with a focus on its financial development over time:
The Calgary Regional Partnership recently attended the 2013 Pathways to Sustainability Conference. The Conference is commited to advancing sustainable community development, and expanding the capacity of decision-makers to manage water, waste and energy.
Check out the presentation we did below:
Accompanying speaking notes:
We are writing this article in response to this editorial in the Western Wheel. The title of the article asked if the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) was worth saving. That makes the assumption that the Partnership is in trouble, which it is not. Based on our last Board meeting and our recent meeting with the Minister of Municipal Affairs the Partnership is doing very well. In spite of the challenges before us, we are continuing to achieve strong results. In fact, 2012 has been a milestone year. More on the Partnership’s accomplishments later. First the CRP would like to address some inaccuracies in the article.
Regional Transportation and Complete Mobility Steering Committee
The April 16, 2013 Regional Transportation and Complete Mobility Steering Committee was a combined meeting and workshop to scope the regional benefits of regional transit governance. Elected officials, staff and other municipal stakeholders participated in a work shop to determine the regional benefits, challenges and risks of continuing with regional transit implementation (up to now known as Scenario 1). The workshop also determined the benefits, challenges and risks of the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) owning and operating regional transit assets referred to as Scenario 2. At the end of the workshop the steering committee approved a motion for the CRP to further develop scenario 2.
Check out the Calgary Regional Partnership‘s 2012 lead generation presentation:
View the video on the Calgary Region’s transportation and logistics sector. A joint production by Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary Regional Partnership.
The Economic Developers Association of Alberta (EDA) honoured Alberta organizations, communities and individuals for their outstanding work in business attraction, retention, expansion and marketing during the presentation of its annual Awards of Excellence last week.
The Marketing Alberta Awards showcase outstanding marketing initiatives that support economic development in Alberta, and this year the Calgary Regional Partnership is pleased to announce their victory in the Large Community category with our entry of the Explore Calgary Region website.
The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) received significant media coverage over the last couple of months, especially concerning the Calgary Metropolitan Plan. Check out the media report below. Also visit the media coverage section on our website to view a snapshot of CRP in the regional media.