A couple of delegations approached the regional district board with hat in hand prior to the final draft of the budget at the director’s board meeting on Feb. 16.
The regional district board meeting was visited by Accelerate Okanagan’s Martin Yuill and Community Futures’ Mary Ellen Heidt.
Mr. Yuill, from Accelerate Okanagan addressed the board with respect to rollout of entrepreneurial support programs for high growth South Okanagan technology start-ups, and requested $5,000 to build a technology centre in the South Okanagan.
Community Futures Manager Mary Ellen Heidt also approached the board to outline the services Community Futures provides to the regional district. Community Futures was looking for a funding grant from the regional district in the order of $85,000 for each of the next three years. The funds are necessary to purchase tools needed to make Community Futures’ Economic Gardening project a region-wide program.