Trails Stakeholder Consultation
|Below is an excerpt of an email update from Rick Gilbert, Co-Chair, ICT received by NS Trails June 29, 2012. The attachments from this email have been inserted as links in the text below:|
On September 29, 2011, members of the trails community met with provincial government trails officials to discuss developments since the Trails for Tomorrow Today conference and the Government Trails Summit in the fall of 2010.
Summary of Results of the Trails Stakeholder Consultations prepared by our facilitator for the event, Jim Neale
Since the September 29th meeting, an interdepartmental working group has been working on two main directives: The formation of the Interdepartmental Government Committee on Trails (ICT) and the formation of a Provincial Trails Forum.
We would like to announce the creation of both. Terms of reference are below:
Interdepartmental Government Committee on Trails (ICT)
Provincial Trails Forum
The ICT consists of a minimum of one representative from each of the following departments:
Health and Wellness,
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal,
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism,
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
The Provincial Trails Forum
The Provincial Trails Forum will consist of a number of stakeholders representing a broad spectrum of organizations interested in trails in Nova Scotia. The Forum will provide an opportunity for trails stakeholders to meet with government and to provide advice on trail-related matters to government. Participation is optional, with members deciding whether or not to attend a particular meeting of the Forum based on the issues or topics to be addressed on that day.
ICT members will be in attendance at the meetings to ensure trails representatives from both the government and non-government sectors have opportunity to share perspectives and interact directly. Invitations to participate in the Trails Forum will be issued to stakeholders via separate correspondence.
The ICT will have its first official meeting in the fall of 2012 and the Provincial Trails Forum will have its first meeting, shortly after that.
Effective partnerships among government departments and between government and the trail building and advocacy community are key success factors in the development and implementation of a collective vision and plan for trails development in the Province.