Economic Development Committee

The Town of Peace River has collaborated with the Peace River Chamber of Commerce to establish a new Economic Development Committee (EDC). The EDC will assist Town of Peace River staff and Council in supporting, enhancing, and promoting business and economic activity within Peace River. The Committee’s role is to plan and undertake economic development initiatives, to advise and support Peace River Council on matters relating to the local economy and business community, and to act as a liaison between Council and the business community.


The Peace River & Area Job Fair is back on Sept. 27, 2023! The full list of employers participating in this year’s event is available here:

Peace River & Area Job Fair 2023

EDC Work Plan

In June 2024, the Economic Development Committee presented an updated work plan to Town Council. You can view it below.

2024 EDC Work Plan

For any questions or suggestions related to the work plan or economic development, please speak with an EDC member by using the contact information below.


Meat Processing Plant Feasibility Study

Committee Membership

The EDC membership includes up to seven voting members, including one member of Town Council, one member of Town Staff, one member from the Peace River & District Chamber of Commerce and four members-at-large.

Current Members

Shelly ShannonTown of Peace River, Councillor780-625-6969[email protected]
Tanya BellTown of Peace River, Director of Community Services780-624-2574[email protected]
Layne GardnerPeace River & District Chamber Representative780-618-7642[email protected]
Benji GiesbrechtMember-at-large780-618-8799[email protected]
Carmen GauvreauMember-at-large780-618-2009[email protected]
Noah LavergneMember-at-large780-219-4931[email protected]
Kaye TiceMember-at-large780-618-1389[email protected]

Related Documents

View EDC Terms of Reference

View Application Form