New board for Charlottetown Area Development Corporation

Following the reinstatement of the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation (CADC), a new private sector board is ready to lead the capital region in economic growth and innovation.

The ten-person board consists of seven members from the Province, two members from the City of Charlottetown and one from the Town of Stratford. They are:

  • Barbara Dunphy
  • Melissa Hilton 
  • Tim Keizer
  • Wendell Labobe 
  • Kelly Lantz
  • Heather Love
  • Kimberly MacKenzie 
  • Terry Hennessey (City of Charlottetown)
  • Craig Walker (City of Charlottetown)
  • Michael Fleischmann (Town of Stratford)

“The business community has always been there for Islanders, supporting our families and driving our economy. As they continue to face the stifling impacts of the global pandemic, we need to work together – across governments and with our partners – to support them. The renewed CADC board and its diverse, creative and entrepreneurial-minded members will provide important guidance as we work together to chart a clear path forward that fosters not just economic recovery, but economic growth for the capital region.”

- Premier Dennis King

“Now more than ever before, we need to work together to support our business community,” said Minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture Matthew MacKay. “The leadership of the new board will be instrumental in paving the path to economic recovery for the capital region of Prince Edward Island as we learn how to continue doing business while living with COVID-19.”

“The new board members are talented, civic-minded business people who have a wealth of experience. Their expertise will help CADC continue as a catalyst for economic and social development in the Greater Charlottetown area,” said Minister Responsible for Charlottetown, Natalie Jameson.

Positions for the CADC board were advertised through Engage PEI. 

Government is currently working with the Town of Cornwall to have them join as a partner of CADC as well. More details on this agreement will be shared soon. 

Mayor Quotes

“CADC has an important role providing innovation, investment, and expertise on projects that impact the greater Charlottetown regional area and we commend the Province of PEI for reinstating the board,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “We look forward to continued collaboration with our government partners and the new CADC Board.” 

“We are very pleased that government has agreed to keep CADC operating to support the economic development of the capital region,” said Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden. “We look forward to working with the new private sector board on the development of the Stratford Waterfront.”

“We are excited to hear today’s announcement of the new private sector board. This is great news for the Town of Cornwall and capital region of our province,” said Cornwall Mayor Minerva McCourt. “On behalf of the Town of Cornwall, we look forward to joining CADC in the near future.”

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture

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