LNEDA’s New Focus

Pipestone Flyer

    The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association recently presented their new Strategic Plan to Leduc City Council which emphasized the changes that are underway in the organization. In the last four months since hiring their new Executive Director Barbara Engelbart, there have been many shifts in priorities and new initiatives being put into practice. Board Chair Emma Pietroleonardo says that with the new Strategic Plan the "LNEDA is becoming nimble and adaptive to area needs." Included in the plan are six performance indicators that will be reported on quarterly beginning in 2014, including partner satisfaction, percentage of funding from non-municipal sources, and reputation and brand awareness. Transitioning from a formal partnership between the LNEDA, City of Leduc and County of Leduc, the organization became a Not-For-Profit organization in March of 2013. Emma stated that "We will be transparent and available to the businesses and municipalities that support us. Every project will be measured against the Strategic Plan and if they don't fit we will say no." 

    A statement made within the new plan says that "This new Strategic Plan reveals that change, and reflects the commitment of the Board of Directors and staff to renew and strengthen the organization’s focus and efforts. This document provides the road map that will guide the decisions and actions of LNEDA over the coming years." The plan also made mention of the fact that it was "critical" for the LNEDA to recognize its purpose and towards that end to develop programming with their three main goals being business attraction, retention and expansion.         Acknowledging that there are areas where the LNEDA has needed improvement, most notably in public awareness and communications, Exec. Dir. Barbara commented that "You'll be hearing more from us, not less. Historically we have not done a great job communicating our successes but we have recently hired a new media/communications person and we are looking forward to that changing."

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

"We are looking seriously at the spread and determining what our next steps should be," says Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, as the daily number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb.
427 new COVID cases is highest in Alberta ever

Central zone has 126 active cases of COVID-19

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Temporary COVID-19 testing sites coming to Wetaskiwin and Ponoka

The Wetaskiwin location will open Oct. 23, 2020 and the Ponoka location will open Oct. 29.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
City and County of Wetaskiwin reporting active cases

Both the City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin have active cases.

Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the Covid-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday March 20, 2020. nbsp;Alberta is reporting it's highest daily number of COVID-19 cases, with 364 new infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta confirmed 323 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Central zone active cases at 145

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Maskwacis reporting 37 active cases

Numbers current as of Oct. 19

Manny’s Motel demolition. Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer.
Manny’s demolition under way this week.

Manny’s has been vacant since the January fire that took place at the property.

JJ Collett Natural Area Foundation held its AGM on Oct. 19 at the Ponoka Legion. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
De-listing Alberta parks creates ‘risk’ for coal mining: CPAWS

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society speaks at JJ Collett AGM

(File photo)
Ponoka’s seen rise in relationship ‘disharmony,’ domestic violence during COVID-19

While there has been an increase in files, not all have required charges to be laid

ACC President and CEO Ken Kobly spoke to Ponoka Chamber of Commerce members over Zoom on Oct. 20. (Image: screenshot)
Alberta chambers are ‘411’ to members, government: ACC president

Changes to government supports, second wave and snap election

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

RCMP. (Black Press File Photo)
Calgary man dies in two-vehicle collision near Sylvan Lake

A semi truck collided with a SUV just east of Hwy. 781 on Hwy 11.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
British Columbia man dies during ski trip near glacier west of Calgary

Kananaskis Public Safety and Alpine Helicopters responded around 2:30 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, following a week-long break for the House of Commons. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
One crisis after another for Trudeau since last federal election one year ago

It has been a year of unprecedented calamity and crisis

Most Read