Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022. 10:30 pm CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: Today was day 2 of the Caribbean Local Government Conference, being held in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner was one of today’s speakers.
During his intervention, Wagner, a member of the Local Economic Development Panel Discussion, gave an overview of the Belize City CLGF-supported project (Belize City Urban Sustainability and Smart City Project) promoting local economic development, evidence-based municipal planning, and community engagement in open space management.
“In his presentation, he had the opportunity to highlight the Belize City Accelerator Program, Park Rehabilitation, the development and growth of our GIS Department and even the Belize City Council Downtown Super Sale to present some of the programs the Belize City Council has taken on in the wake of Covid-19 to guide local economic development, manage local resources and access external investment to respond to local needs and stimulate the local economy,” the Belize City Council said.
Also on the pannel was Councillor Titus Francis of Dominica, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Hon. Anand Persaud of Guyana and Town Clerk Keisha Williams-Vincent of Guyana. The event is being observed under the theme “Building Back Better: Local Government Delivering Development in the Caribbean.”
Apart from the Belize City Council being represented by Mayor Wagner and City Councillor Natasha Pipersburgh, Belize also has representation from the Belmopan City Council, through Mayor Sharon Palacio along with Councilor Nikki Augustine & Finance Director, Melvin Edenojie.
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