Community Development

The Community Development department is committed to helping build a safe, strong and proud community by informing, engaging and leading citizens, community groups, tourists, businesses and developers on activities and attractions of the City.

Community Development is a newly formed department that saw the merger of Communications, Economic Development, Tourism, Marketing, and Events. Community Development has moved away from the traditional Economic Development approach yet focusing on grassroots development to revitalize the community. It focuses on small business, entrepreneurs, local events, and fostering a sense of community pride and belonging.

What are the functions of the department?

  • Managing the City of Wetaskiwin website and social media accounts
  • Creating, coordinating materials for print, and online media
  • Developing partnerships with Community groups, Businesses, and surrounding Municipalities
  • Promote shopping, living, investing and building in Wetaskiwin
  • Welcome and provide information to tourists when visiting the City
  • Operating the Visitor Information Centre
  • Promoting the City of Wetaskiwin at local, provincial, and national events and trade shows