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The 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce our second panelist Wendy Merkley! Wendy has an fabulous resume but the support Wendy gives the 1000 Islands region was a true reflection this year as she was the recipient of the County of Leeds &Grenville Bill Thales Award! We are honoured to have Wendy as our Panelist this year! Don’t delay get your ticket!
Congratulations to Wendy Merkley, co-recipient of the Bill Thake Memorial Award at this year’s UCLG Economic Development Summit!
The Bill Thake Memorial Award acknowledges volunteers who show outstanding leadership resulting in the growth and vitality of the Leeds and Grenville economy.
Wendy is a community champion who spearheads a myriad of projects and initiatives in the village of Rockport, as well as the 1000 Islands region.
Wendy is co-owner of Andress Boatworks, a family-run marina celebrating 100 years in business in 2021. She is Chair of the Friends of Rockport Customs House, a volunteer group, which has raised funds to purchase the riverfront property in Rockport. Through her efforts, the site now gives locals, as well as visitors, access to the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands. Wendy led a team to rebuild the pier, raise and repair the building, keep the boat launch, and install benches and picnic tables. Wendy also helped recruit and train ambassadors to run the facility.
Wendy has been .a part of the Rockport Development Group and is the current Chair. The group promotes quality tourism and beautification of the village while celebrating local heritage, interpretive signs and murals. Wendy is an advocate for local business and has worked hard to address the issues of high water levels. She is the Vice-Chair of the 1000 Islands Community Development Corporation and has served on the board since 2015.
This coming Monday, Dec. 7th, 2020 is the public meeting via web conferencing at 6:30pm. The Rockport Strategic Plan will be put forth to council!
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Following the third Public Information meeting on March 12, 2020 and focus group meetings that were held in May 2020 the final draft of the Rockport Strategic Plan and Community Transportation Strategy is being posted for public comment. The Township will be accepting comments regarding this draft until November 16th with the goal of presenting the report to Council at their meeting on December 7, 2020.
Please submit comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 11th is Remembrance Day! A small ceremony will take place at the Rockport Cenotaph at 1pm... Please adhere to all COVID 19 measures including social distancing and wearing of masks for those with underlying health conditions!
Posted on Thursday February 20, 2020. Take notice that the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands will hold a third Public Information Centre (PIC) on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Rockport Recreation Hall at 115 Escott Rockport Road concerning the Rockport Strategic Plan and Community Transportation Strategy for the Village of Rockport. For further information please visit the TLTI website.