Economic Development Committee
From February 2003, until early this summer, the Economic Development Committee has become a reality. Several meetings have been held to ascertain the needs of our community, to find ways to promote it and to envision a mission. Speakers have been obtained to provide information on the mechanics of a committee such as this and to provide an example of other communities' success stories embarking on an undertaking of this nature.

Rural living at its best. Dedicated to growing our future.

The mission statement as noted above describes the focus of Luseland's Economic Development Committee. To this end, the committee has made inroads into beginning a web site for the town of Luseland, has prepared a brochure promoting our beautiful community and our services and businesses, and has explored avenues for drawing tourists and trades persons to the area.

The Committee has several projects that it plans to undertake, some of which may include building a sod hut, advertising for trades persons and improving signage. "Many hands make light work", and the committee invites volunteers, regardless of age or how small a contribution you feel you may be able to make, to take an active role in meeting the committee's goals. The success of the committee's works, and indeed, the viability of our town, may well depend on committed residents who are willing to share of themselves to encourage growth in our community.

Town of Luseland Sign Design Competition

There were a number of excellent submissions for the new "Town of Luseland" sign to be erected near the horse and buggy on the edge of town. A committee of artists were appointed to judge the submissions and Gail McKenzie's art work featuring a duck flying overhead was chosen as the winner. Thank you to all those who entered the contest. Work will now begin on having the sign built and finding, with the goal for completion being July 1, 2005.


Welcome to our Community Package

The Luseland Community Development Committee is in the process of creating a package of information to welcome new comers to Luseland. This package would include brochures outlining the businesses, clubs or organizations, or a savings voucher or promotional item (i.e. pens, business cards). we are asking all businesses, churches, organizations and clubs who have brochures etc., they wish to have included in the package to contact Alberta Reiber or Angela Reiter.

Corridor

 

Luseland Town Council has passed a bylaw to establish a sign corridor on Highway #31 northwest and southeast of Luseland. This sign corridor will provide an opportunity for businesses in the area to display a billboard to attract travelers/visitors to the community. Costs are associated with respect to the installation and continued maintenance of the billboards, but it is anticipated that over a period of time costs expended will be recouped by the additional traffic that businesses will experience from the billboard advertising. Please contact the town office to obtain relevant information with respect to installation of a billboard in the sigh corridor.