West Elgin - Community Development Handbook 

Mellor Murray Consulting was commissioned by Elgin County to prepare a Community Development Handbook to guide the Municipality of West Elgin’s community development efforts. The Handbook provided a roadmap for Elgin County, West Elgin and the volunteer economic development committee to grow the local economy, building on existing community assets. The project included demographic and economic analysis, market threshold analysis, a community survey, business and community leader interviews, community workshops and best practice review. The Community Plan includes practical, affordable actions based on the community’s priorities and financial and human resources.

“Aileen went above and beyond in bringing the West Elgin Community Plan and Handbook to life.  Her skills as a facilitator, project coordinator and her wealth of knowledge about rural Ontario all lead to an incredibly successful project.  The result is a living breathing document with realistic goals and actions that the Municipality, Economic Development Committee, and Community can implement.”

- Kate Burns, Economic Development Coordinator, Elgin County