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Economic Development Advisory Committee

The role of the Economic Development Advisory Committee is to advise Town Council on matters related to the Town's socio-economic development including:

  • supporting and enhancing the Town of Amherstburg strategic plan and other economic development programs;
  • opportunities, tools, policies and by-laws to support existing business retention and expansion and new business investment and attraction;
  • funding opportunities from both Federal and Provincial levels of government to be used for programs and projects to support economic and community initiatives; and
  • facilitating communication between various business, commerce, and marketing organizations in Amherstburg and with the community-at-large regarding business, investment and community development.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee is comprised of two (2) Council members and five (5) appointed members from the public.


  • Council Representative - Councillor Crain
  • Council Representative - Councillor Pouget
  • Committee Member - Alan Buterbaugh (Vice Chair)
  • Committee Member - Michael Deneau
  • Committee Member - Jack Edwards
  • Committee Member - Kenneth Morrison
  • Committee Member - Patricia Simone (Chair)
  • Staff Liaison - Melissa Osborne, Deputy CAO/Director of Development Services
  • Karly Kennedy - Recording Secretary        

Contact the staff liaison

Email: Melissa Osborne
Phone: 519-736-0012 ext. 2137
Fax: 519-736-5403
TTY: 519-736-9860

The Economic Development Advisory Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Please refer to the Council and Committee Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

If you are interested in becoming a member of this Committee, please check our Committee Vacancies page for current openings.

The Committee's Terms of Reference and meeting agendas and minutes are also available for viewing.