CITY OF HOMER
To: Mayor Hornaday and Homer City Council
From: Katie Koester, Community and Economic Development Coordinator
Through: Walt Wrede, City Manager
Date: September 19, 2012
Subject: 2013 Economic Outlook Forum Sponsorship
In February of this year the City Council passed Resolution 12-015 inviting the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and the Kenai Chapter of the Alliance to hold the 2013 Economic Outlook Forum in Homer. The Industry Outlook Forum is traditionally held in the Central Peninsula. Participants include representatives from industries in the Kenai Peninsula such as mining, oil and gas and support companies. The two day event features guest speakers from industry and government and includes all meals for participants.
Planning is currently in progress to hold the Forum in Homer January 31st and February 1st at Lands’ End Resort. Forum organizers hope that holding the event in Homer will allow Homer residents and businesses to participate and learn about this large sector of the Peninsula economy. Registration is open to the public.
The Forum is free to participants; however sponsorships are solicited from industry and municipalities to support the event. It is customary for the hosting municipality to sponsor the event. I would like the Councils opinion on sponsoring the 2013 Economic Outlook Forum in the amount of $1,000.