EDC plans town hall meetings in Forks, Sequim, Port Angeles

FORKS — The Clallam Economic Development Corporation will host the first of three community town hall meetings in Forks next week.

The informal discussion on local economic vitality in Forks will be from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rainforest Art Center, 35 N. Forks Ave.

Similar town hall meetings, also from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., are set in Sequim and Port Angeles.

The Sequim meeting will be July 26 at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St.

The Port Angeles meeting will be July 27 in the Clallam County commissioners meeting room (160) at the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St

“The Clallam EDC, a community-based nonprofit association, has a long history of supporting Clallam County businesses and job growth,” said EDC Executive Director Bob Schroeter.

“But we want to do more.

“With that goal in mind, we will travel throughout the county, holding Clallam EDC Town Hall meetings.”

EDC officials will facilitate community discussions “on two basic and open questions,” Schroeter said.

• What do you see as economic development opportunities here in Clallam County?

• What role do you envision the Clallam EDC taking in those efforts?

”It’s an occasion for us to learn about opportunities for economic development in our local area from those on the ‘front lines,’” Schroeter said.

“From Diamond Point to Clallam Bay, we will be listening to our local business owners, discussing their hopes for the future and gathering their ideas on how we can further stimulate local economic vitality,” he added.

“These town hall meetings are an opportunity for us to share with each other what’s working for our local businesses, what isn’t and how we can provide the very best support to ensure future success.”

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