Local architect Tom Dishlevoy to speak at CTRA AGM

Members of the Comox Town Residents’ Association, a small but active group of engaged Comox residents, invite the public to join them on Thursday April 19th  from 7-9pm at the Comox Golf Club for an interactive presentation and visioning session with Comox architect Tom Dishlevoy, followed by the Association’s Annual General Meeting.

Tom Dishlevoy will give a thought-provoking presentation entitled, “Ideas for a Living Town of Comox: It’s Not That Difficult.” The presentation will explore how the Town of Comox can adapt lessons learned from the recent International Living City Challenge Competition in which Dishlevoy and several colleagues came up with plans for a redesigned City of Courtenay that embraced all facets of sustainability. The CTRA is hoping that residents will come to the meeting willing to discuss their ideas and suggestions for change. Dishlevoy, who has design experience with a wide range of buildings of all types and sizes, has recently expanded his field of work to include land use planning and sustainability, making each of his projects as “green” as possible: socially, economically and environmentally. Dishlevoy has spoken about his recent efforts to the CV Chamber of Commerce and at TEDx Comox Valley and has worked with the Business Improvement Associations in Courtenay and Comox to help develop a sustainable vision for a vibrant, resilient and complete community.

Tom Dishlevoy

CTRA Acting President Kerry Dawson would like to see some new members join the Residents’ Association. “The Comox Town Residents Association is a group of very dedicated residents who recognize how lucky we are to live here in paradise. If we want this Town to remain the special place that it is, we need to be involved as citizens, and we need to be vigilant. It’s easy to lose that small-town charm in just a few years.”

Memberships in the CTRA are just $10 per year, per household and will be available at the meeting. Refreshments will also be served. For more information, contact Pat Halliday at pat.halliday@telus.net.

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