Queens Place Emera Centre now has its own steering committee made up of Region of Queens councillors and Neil Raymond, manager of Queens Place. The committee's goal is to give guidance in the operations and promotion of the centre.
“It makes sense to have some continued form of governance. A way for council to be peripherally involved in the operation and promotion of it. Of course, in conjunction with the manager,” says Bruce Inglis, chair of the committee.
The committee is made up of Raymond, R.Q.M. Chief Administer Officer Kathleen Rafuse, Mayor Christopher Clarke, Coun. Jack Fancy, Coun. Susan Macleod and Coun. Inglis. The group is still in the early stages of formation and its governance may change in the future.
The public is encouraged to give feedback and ask their councillors and committee members questions.
“It’s the public’s facility so public input is very welcome,” says Inglis.
A previous steering committee was in place to oversee the construction of the centre but was dissolved after construction was finished.
“We’re very excited to get this off the ground. That first year is a really big learning curve,” says Inglis “Now is the time we think the facility can really spread its wings”