Downtown Vitalization Focus Group

Apply for a Focus Group Position

This is your chance to have a positive impact in your community by volunteering for a Council Committee, Focus Group or Board. You can help contribute to Council’s decision making processes. The Town of Strathmore is looking for: individuals with a desire to give back to the community; individuals with specific expertise relevant to the qualifications of the specific board, focus or committee; individuals interested in the legislative process;
individuals with time available to commit to membership.

Downtown Vitalization Focus Group Application 

The Focus Group shall be comprised of nine (9) members made up from the following:

• Two (2) members of the Town of Strathmore Council

• One (1) member of the Wheatland Regional Arts Society;

• Two (2) members, either owners or tenants, of the Downtown business group;

• One (1) member of the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce; and

• Three (3) Public Members

What we do

To support the vitalization of Downtown Strathmore, as outlined in the Municipal Development Plan, by advising Council on downtown design, economic development, and community events.

No. of Positions

3- In addition to the members of the public, there are also representatives from Town Council (2), Downtown Business owners/operators (2), Wheatland Regional Arts Society (1) and the Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce (1).


Public Members shall be appointed to the Focus Group and shall remain members until the Focus Group has accomplished their mandate. The timeline to complete this mandate is January 31, 2021.

Eligibility Criteria - members

Public members should be:

  • residents of Strathmore, and
  • at least 18 years of age


In addition to the above, preference will be given to applicants who:

  • have experience chairing a committee or board meeting;
  • have understanding of the Town of Strathmore Procedure Bylaw;
  • demonstrate strong time management skills; and
  • have previous experience with public engagement

Click here to view the full the Terms of Reference.


The Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room at the Town Administration Office (the Focus Group does not meet in July or August).

Current Members

Lindsay Desrosiers (Chair), Marlene Risdon, Rob Pirie, Steven Greene, Curtis Solda

Agendas and Minutes



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