Roderick Benns recently interviewed Andrew Wallen, general manager of Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC). Wallen departs this week — after 20 years at the helm — to take on a new position in Western Ontario at the Western Ontario CFDCA.
Benns: You’ve seen this community grow in many ways over the years. What are the top two or three things in that regard that stand out in your mind as it relates to CFDC?
Wallen: For me in terms of the gains in our community related to the KLCFDC …that might not have ever happened as it starts with us becoming a member of the Community Futures Program in 2001—something that the organization was not part of previously.