Connected County Initiative

Advocacy

Working with an extensive list of community partners, local experts and industry champions, we gathered data and stories about Grey County's current progress toward becoming an intelligent community and submitted an application to the Intelligent Community Forum's Intelligent Community of the Year Awards Program. Our co-signatories to our 2015/2016 application included Warden Kevin Eccles, Gemma Mendez Smith, Executive Director of the Four County Labour Market Planning Board and Bill Van Wyck, President of The W.R. Van Wyck Group Limited. The Smart 21 short list will be announced on October 21, 2015.

This year's application represents an important step forward in the preliminary community building work undertaken by the County thus far - and serves as a launching point for a community engagement campaign aimed at reaching Smart 21 status by 2016/2017.