Wildfire Business Transition Project News

Community Futures Thompson Country hires wildfire transition team

May 7, 2018

Community Futures Thompson Country has recruited Colin O’Leary, former wildfire recovery manager for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, as part of the Wildfire Transition Project. Colin will focus on business continuity and emergency preparedness planning.

Colin was engaged by the Regional District to assess the impact on businesses of last summer’s devastating wildfires. He produced two reports, both released on January 5th, 2018. The first, Recovery Work Plan and Recovery Needs, provided an assessment of the impact of the wildfires and identified gaps in support. The second, entitled Summary of Wildfire Recovery Support for Businesses, provided an overview of the support available for businesses.

Aleece Laird, principal at Amplify Consulting and a community engagement and marketing specialist, has also been hired to provide support to businesses in the Clearwater-Wells Gray area that were impacted by last summer’s wildfires.

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