Warburton Valley CEDA (Community Economic Development Association) held its AGM at the beginning of November and welcomed a new committee for 2021-22.
Newly elected president, Cleo Silva, thanked the retiring committee members for their valuable contribution over the years.
She welcomed the newly elected committee members and congratulated them for their passion and ongoing commitment to the business and community development of the Warburton Valley region.
Warburton Valley CEDA has also launched its new website www.warburtonvalley.org to showcase the region, its townships from Wandin to Reefton and CEDA business members.
The group is currently 96 members and is working towards attracting more business members and community groups to join them from the Warburton Highway corridor.
“A larger membership base gives us a bigger voice for our ongoing advocacy work for the region with all levels of government and other major stakeholders,” Cleo Silva said.
Anyone interested in joining, can do so on the newly launched Warburton Valley website.
The new committee is made up of the following local business members:
• President; Cleo Silva (Silva Coffee Roasters)
• Vice President: Christine Birch (Oscar’s on the Yarra)
• Secretary: Cathy Sanders (Sanders Apples)
• Treasurer: Leila Smith (Leila Smith)
• Richard Stanwix (Warburton Motel)
• Sam Maddock (Warburton Adventure Co)
• Matt Swann (Ride Time Yarra Valley)
• Alison Fitzgerald (YREC – Yarra Ranges Enterprise Centres)
• Jacqui Harvey (Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods)
• Dale Feim (Dalcorp Accountants)
• Business Engagement Officer: Leila Myllymaeki-Hay
About Warburton Valley CEDA:
Warburton Valley CEDA (Community Economic Development Association) Inc, formerly Warburton & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers focused on the economic interests of the communities in the Warburton Valley.
Warburton Valley region represents a 60-kilometre journey from Lilydale to the Upper Yarra Dam and includes towns such as Wandin, Seville, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Warburton and surrounds.
Warburton Valley CEDA’s purpose is ‘to promote sustainable economic development that enriches the lives of those who live in or have a close connection to the Warburton Valley and rely on its prosperity.’
More information from https://www.warburtonvalley.org/warburton-valley-ceda