Community Engagement - Advisory Group
The City formed an Advisory Group to review public feedback, provide recommendations, and generate ideas for discretionary elements, such as wellness stations.
The group was made up of representatives from the Francophone school, the Seniors’ community, Fernie Academy, Fernie & District Historical Society, Elk River Alliance, Tourism Fernie, and Fernie City Administration.
Over the course of January and February 2022, the group was busy exploring different ideas and making recommendations in the following areas:
- Overall theme of wellness stations
- Location of wellness stations
- Physical expression of theme, the fun part, determining exactly what a wellness station can look like (Considering amenities such as exercise equipment, benches, storyboards, structures, etc.)
The Advisory Groups met biweekly, exploring BIG IDEAS and delving into what their visions are for the Annex Neighbourhood Active Transportation Network Improvements project. Summaries of these meetings are available for anyone interested in following along.
The broader public had access to a comment forum on the project webpage for providing their feedback on the Advisory Group’s progress. To provide additional public access, the March 3 Advisory Group meeting was will live streamed and recorded for the public to view. City staff presented recommendations to Council in late March.