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Economic Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Economic Advisory Committee is to support the Town of Sidney in matters relating to Sidney's economy.  The mandate of the Committee is to:  

  • Provide a forum for potential collaboration and information sharing among the different business sectors and organizations;
  • Review and provide feedback on matters at the request of Council;
  • Identify for Council’s consideration, specific objectives and initiatives to support economic aspects of Sidney’s Strategic Plan, and;
  • Make annual recommendations to Council for specific projects that should be undertaken by the Town or in partnership with others.


EAC meetings in 2021 take place on the second Thursday of the month from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm excluding June, July & December. Meetings are currently held via Zoom and recorded and posted for public viewing until provincial health orders allow in-person meetings at which time, meetings will take place in the Arbutus Room at Sidney Town Hall.

Agendas & Minutes - 2021

January 26     Agenda Minutes Video
February 11 Agenda Minutes Video
March 11 Agenda Minutes Video
April 8 Agenda Minutes Video
May 13 Agenda  Minutes Video
 July 8 Agenda Minutes Video
August 26 Agenda Minutes Video
September 9 Cancelled    
October 14 Agenda Minutes Video
November 4        Agenda     Minutes    Video   


Members (12)

  • Brad Edgett (representing the Sidney Business Improvement Area Society)
  • Al Smith (representing the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rod Hunchak (representing the Victoria Airport Authority)
  • Alyssa Gerwing (representing the Sidney Event Advisory Group)
  • Frank Austin 
  • Jennifer Michell 
  • Deanna Mathewson 
  • Stasia Hartley 
  • Annilee Armstrong
  • Doug Walker 
  • David Calveley 
  • Council Liaison: Councillor Peter Wainwright