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Econimic Future is Agenda for 12/3 Meeting

Huchingson: Our Economic Future is the Agenda Monday, 12/3, in Kelseyville

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (November 26, 2018) – 2018 has been a year of Visioning for the County of Lake.  The Board of Supervisors, County Department Heads and staff collected the community’s priorities in our January Visioning Forums, and brought forth a powerful ten-year plan, Vision 2028, in April.  Since then, we have been collaborating, internally and alongside City partners and community leaders, to help Lake County face and see beyond our immediate challenges.

As we work together to build a brighter tomorrow, Economic Development is a high priority.  There are endless opportunities for investment, and not enough financial or human resources to address them all.  An integrated and strategic approach is needed, to pave the way for all County residents to enjoy a future of possibility, hope, and intelligent growth.

Monday, December 3, celebrated North Bay economist and Sonoma State University professor, Dr. Robert Eyler, will present a countywide plan.  This will be a historic joint meeting of the Lake County Board of Supervisors and Clearlake and Lakeport City Councils, with the Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC).

Lake County’s strategy is informed by County residents’ input at June’s Economic Development-focused Community Visioning Forums, held throughout the County.  The final document was conceived in collaboration with all three Lake County local governments, the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (WANB) and LCEDC.  It identifies specific, actionable priorities that can help us begin to confront and reverse the effects of long-term poverty in our communities.

Hundreds of County residents contributed to the development of this plan.  Now, every Lake County resident will have a stake and a role to play in implementing the plan, and opportunities to work hard for the betterment of present and future generations.  

Some of you expressed during 2018’s forums, and in messages sent to vision@lakecountyca.gov, that you are tired of seeing our economy fall so short of the success of nearby neighbors.  We are committed to working with you to provide pathways leading to bright futures, and to making those pathways available to all residents of Lake County.  The Lake County Economic Development Strategy is a meaningful, positive step.

Please plan to attend this important presentation:
Monday, December 3, 9am
Kelseyville Presbyterian Church
5340 Third Street, Kelseyville

For more information, call LCEDC, 707-279-1540 x 101, the County Administrative Office, 707-263-2580, the City of Lakeport, 707-263-5615, or the City of Clearlake, 707-994-8201.