UNBC’s Community Development Institute (CDI) has done a considerable amount of work for Clearwater and area, including creating the municipality’s community economic development plan last year.
Recently, the institute announced that it has hired Marleen Morris as Associate Director to lead that process.
“I am very excited and proud to be working with the Community Development Institute and to lead this process of expansion and revitalization,” said Morris, who herself has conducted research on regional economic development. “The CDI has built a reputation for helping communities prosper and they are provincially, nationally, and internationally recognized for this work. This is a wonderful foundation on which to build.”
Morris brings to CDI over 30 years experience in executive and senior management positions in the health, housing, and education sectors. Organizations she has been involved with include BC Housing, the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board (Vancouver Coastal Health), St. James Community Service Society, BC Winter Games, Vancouver City Planning Commission, United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Marleen served as president of Marleen Morris & Associates, where she worked in communities across B.C. helping organizations in the public, business, and non-profit sectors develop strategies for revitalization and change.
For more information on the UNBC Community Development Institute see its website: www.unbc.ca/cdi/.