|Mayors Pond and Bjorndal sign off on the recently concluded
agreement, while City of Prince Rupert City Manager Robert Buchan
and Port Edward Interim CAO Elsie Lemke look on
(Photo from City of PR)
An agreement that has been in the works for a while, finally came to fruition on Tuesday, as the City of Prince Rupert and the District of Port Edward mayors affixed their signatures to a Shared Prosperity Agreement.
The notes towards the project were first indicated at the State of the City event of last summer hosted by then Mayor Lee Brain, who brought Port Edward Mayor Knut Bjorndal up to the stage to share some comments towards the project.
Mr. Brain has departed from the political scene, but Mr. Bjorndal noted of the successful conclusion to the work earlier this month, advising his residents that a singing ceremony was on the horizon.
Today, the I's were dotted the t's crossed and the agreement was put into motion by the Port Edward Mayor and Prince Rupert Mayor Herb Pond, who took office in the October 2022 election.
In comments to go along with the official announcement, Mayor Bjorndal observed of what he sees as a bright future for both communities.This agreement was a long time in coming. There is a bright future for our communities in working closely together on the challenges we both face. We are connected together as never before and need a united voice to becoming the prosperous communities our present and future residents are entitled to.”