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Local Leadership Forum 2023

Purpose & Potential

The Local Leadership Forum content informs the agenda of the Rising Economy Conference produced annually by South Island Prosperity Partnership to create a Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable and Equitable (RISE) Economy for Southern Vancouver Island. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to:

Connect and collaborate around key topics and issues affecting our region.
Learn about best or tested practices from panels and subject matter experts.
Engage in solutions-oriented dialogue with your peers and other local stakeholders.
Participate in setting out actions to be taken.

Content & Collaboration

  • Moderator: Dallas Gislason, Executive Director of Community Economies at South Island Prosperity Partnership
  • Quinn Anglin, Manager of Economic Development, City of Victoria
  • Gail Scott, Community Economic Development Coordinator, District of Sooke
  • Corey Newcomb, Director of Community Planning, Town of Sidney
  • Moderator: Maja Tait, Mayor, District of Sooke
  • Leon Gaber, National Lead, Public Sector Advisory on Emergency Management and Climate, KPMG
  • Shawn Carby, Senior Manager – Protective Services, Capital Regional District (CRD)
  • Kevin Rokosh, General Manager, Seaspan Ferries Corp.
  • Moderator: Jennifer Vornbrock, Executive Director, Community & Government Relations, UVIC
  • Dr. Helga Hallgrímsdóttir, Deputy Provost, University of Victoria
  • Dwayne Pettyjohn, Associate Dean, School of Health and Human Services, Camosun College
  • Helen Welch, Director, PMH Development, Victoria Division of Family Practice

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