By Andrea Clayards, City of Merritt Communications.

The City of Merritt recently hired Stephanie Moore as the new Economic Recovery Advisor.  

Funding for the position came from the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior through the Rural Business and Community Recovery Program.  

The program has supported the hiring of 36 Business and Community Recovery Advisors throughout the Southern Interior of BC and is part of the Province’s StrongerBC Plan. 

Moore was born and raised in Merritt and is enjoying being back, working and living, in her hometown.

“There’s a lot to love about Merritt, but people are our greatest asset,” said Moore. “It’s great to be in a city where people really care and are working hard for their community.”

For the past eight months, Moore has been working part-time as the City’s Grants Coordinator seeking funding for everything from infrastructure projects to recreation programs.  

In the role of Economic Recovery Advisor, Moore will be supporting the COVID-19 Economic Recovery initiatives that were launched last year, including the Buy Local campaign, Downtown Pedestrian Zone, City Centre beautification, outdoor patios, and outdoor display of goods.  The main project focus over the one-year term will be the Economic Development Action Plan update.  

Watch for more information and updates on the City’s website www.merritt.ca.