A Carbon Engineering executive, the developer behind the oceanfront project and a member of a new clean-building startup are among the advisors who will help inform the municipality’s efforts to develop the local economy.
The District announced on June 26 that 10 people will make up the new economic leadership team.
“The collective knowledge and passion amongst this team will be immensely valuable as we build economic resiliency and realize our strategic vision," said Mayor Karen Elliott, in a news release.
"I am always impressed by the level of expertise in our community. We received a high level of interest from some exceptionally qualified and skilled individuals, and while I was not involved in selecting members, I know the task of choosing a team was not an easy one. Thank you to everyone who responded to our call for members. I look forward to learning from this team and benefiting from their insight on current and future economic development initiatives."
This team is composed of volunteers who will not be representing their companies or organizational affiliations.
The members are as follows:
David St. Angelo – CTO, Carbon Engineering
Karl Burkat – CEO, Pinkbike
Colin Doyland – corporate affairs, business development and strategic partnerships, NEXII
James Hiller – chartered professional accountant (CPA, CA) and chartered financial analyst (CFA)
Richard Mackellar – managing partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital
John Matthews – principal, Matthews West