Caledon's Economic Development Team recognized by EDCO

Economic Development Team with EDCO award

 (Left to right: Kevin Hayashi, Sandra Dolson, Catherine McLean, Jason Schildroth, Cassidy Proctor, Emily Quinton)

February 10, 2023 – The Town of Caledon’s Economic Development team was recently recognized at the annual Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference for their successful execution of the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan and leadership in the economic development field.

As a 2022 Awards of Excellence Finalist, the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan received Honourable Mention as an outstanding economic development project that can help establish best practices for future projects. Adopted by Council on March 30, 2021, the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan was implemented by the Town and a Task Force of committed residents, partners and stakeholders. The goal of the plan is to improve the historic downtown area for residents, business owners and visitors.

In addition, Jason Schildroth, Manager of Economic Development, took home the Young Professional Influencer Award for his integral role in the success of the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan and his dedication to community engagement, relationship building and problem solving.

“I am proud that our Economic Development team has been recognized on the provincial stage for their success with the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan and beyond,” said Mayor Annette Groves. “As one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities local economic development remains a priority and, with the leadership of this team, I know this priority will be supported.”

The EDCO Conference, which took place from February 7 – 9, identifies professional excellence within Ontario’s economic developer community and aims to establish best practices through collaboration and discussion.

For more information on the Downtown Bolton Revitalization Plan, visit the project page on Have Your Say. To learn more about EDCO, visit their website.

Jason Schildroth with EDCO Award

Jason Schildroth poses with the Young Professional Influencer Award.