MESSAGE

FROM THE CHAIR

March 16, 2022

 

 

Dear UDI Members,

 

 

A bold vision is on the way – to build up our organization and to champion economic growth and vibrant communities

 

Tomorrow is an exciting milestone for the Urban Development Institute-Edmonton Metro. At our annual general meeting, we will be unveiling our new Strategic Plan (2022-2026), which sets the course for our organization over the next five years.

 

Our Strategic Plan represents the collective vision and common ground for over 160 members, and mobilizes strategic action towards development and economic investment that will catalyze jobs and talent in the Edmonton Metro Region. It rallies around six priorities: collaboration and partnerships, storytelling, government relations, member engagement, mentorship and education, and downtown revitalization. By working together, strategically, we can advocate for better city and community building that enables a broad diversity of choice, maintains our affordability advantage, and proactively attracts talent and investment to the region.

 

The annual general meeting will take place on March 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Derrick Golf and Winter Club. Members can visit udiedmonton.com for an AGM package, the Strategic Plan, and other related documents.

 

A bold plan takes time – and it’s made possible from years of tenacity

 

Of course, this work is preceded by years of brick-by-brick advocacy and tireless commitment from our members, Board and committees, volunteers, and staff. Last year was no exception – with a strong focus on advocacy and events. We convened your perspectives to influence key projects at the municipal level – from the Offsite Levies Bylaw to the Zoning Bylaw Renewal to the Growth Management Framework. We connected and gathered at our annual golf tournaments, the Spirit Awards, and held monthly webinars on a range of pressing issues. We grew our presence online with Twitter and enhancements to our website, shared research and analyses on economic trends, and showcased the strength of our membership through monthly spotlights. Our membership is growing and the importance of both the support for and work of UDI Edmonton Metro has never been more important. Download our 2021 Year in Review here.

 

By harnessing the contributions of our members, UDI can help to build a competitive and sustainable Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Are you ready to pitch in? Reach out to UDI staff to share your ideas for policy, programs, and to tell your story: Kalen.Anderson@udiedmonton.com

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Mike Kohl

Chair, UDI-Edmonton Region

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Chair- Mike Kohl
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