Coffee with Council a budget precursor
By Carol Gordon
Here’s a glimpse of one of the three sessions of the District of Invermere’s second annual ‘Coffee with Council,’ held this past week.
It is part of the districts’ Public Consultation process in preparation for the upcoming 2018 Budget.
The November 8 session was at Circle Café. On Tuesday morning, people gathered at the Quality Bakery, followed by The Bistro. In addition to town councillors, Chris Prosser, Chief Administrative Officer and Karen Cote, Director of Finance, were also available for informal discussion.
Invermere residents had been sent invitations through the mail. Mayor Gerry Taft encouraged residents to “take the time to inform yourself and take the time to provide your perspective to your elected council members.”
He added, “have a cup of coffee with council during our upcoming coffee session – if you need more motivation to attend, just consider this – your tax dollars are buying that coffee, so come drink it and learn more. Let’s talk numbers!”
Lead image: Coun. Al Miller, centre, and Karen Cote, Director of Finance, left, listening as a resident shares her thoughts. Photos by Carol Gordon