With the membership of the two town task forces finalized, Mayor Jeff Genung hopes they will get to work as early as next week.

On Apr. 27, town council finetuned who will be on the two COVID-19 recovery tasks forces, designed to focus on the economic and social recovery of Cochrane.  They also approved terms of reference for both.

Two more organizations have been added to the social task force while it was agreed the Cochrane Rotary Club would hold membership on both. A representative of the development liaison committee was also added to the economic task force.

Both Tara McFadden and Marni Fedeyko will represent council on the economic committee and Councillor Susan Flowers will serve on the social side. Mayor Jeff Genung serves on both.

Mayor Jeff Genung says representatives are now being selected and he'd like to start meeting as soon as possible.

"I would say within this week we should have clear answers from each of those groups, and I would hope we're meeting as soon as next week."

Also on the economic task force are the town economic development manager, finance manager, and representatives of the chamber of commerce, Cochrane Tourism, and business advisory network.

That task force will collaborate with local businesses, community organizations and provincial and federal governments to create opportunities to support our local economy.

FCSS manager Kim Krawac will lead the social recovery task force that also includes representatives from affordable housing, Helping Hands, the Cochrane Activettes, Big Hill Haven, Victim Services as well as the Cochrane Rotary Club.

It will collaborate with local support agencies and both the provincial and federal governments to create opportunities to support and enhance the well-being, safety, and resilience of Cochrane residents.