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Stevensville creates an economic recovery task force

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 15:44:07-04

STEVENSVILLE — Stevensville Mayor Brandon E. Dewey today announced the creation of an Economic Support and Recovery Task Force on Friday.

The Task Force is charged with guiding the Stevenville’s efforts to sustain and recover local businesses and employment and mitigate the economic hardships that come from the COVID-19 crisis.

Their work will support Stevensville organizations and individuals throughout the remainder of Governor Bullock’s Stay Home order and begin economic recovery in the area by identifying and mobilizing available resources to strengthen the local economy.

The team is built from a team of experts and professionals that share a passion for our community and an enthusiasm for growth.

The Task Force will be staffed by the Mayor’s Office and will include the Town’s Finance Officer Robert Underwood, and Town Clerk Monica Hoffman.

“We want to do all we can as an organization to support and share resources with the community, hear their concerns and collect the data we need as a town to help empower our recovery efforts,” said Mayor Dewey, “the economic impacts of this virus will certainly be long-lasting, but by moving quickly with comprehensive plans for relief, reform, and recovery, we can support getting our families, workers, businesses, and nonprofits back on their feet sooner.”

The Task Force will be guided be the following economic recovery priorities:
• Support small businesses
• Prioritize vulnerable people
• Support local arts and culture
• Complement Federal and State efforts
• Connect Stevensville’s workforce to jobs