In 2014, the community of Cranbrook elected an entirely new Mayor and Council. It was a sign of change. Cranbrook lacked growth. Community members saw it, and businesses were feeling it. Election promises included increase in development, lower annual tax increases, increased infrastructure investment, and supporting local businesses first.
Cranbrook’s Council has kept it’s promises. Growth in the community’s development permit values increased by 38% in 2016, and grew by a further 55% in 2017 (current number). The Council has invested more, obtained more grant funding, and taxed less; keeping their promise to residents.
The Council works closely with the local Chamber, funding it annually and participating in meetings and initiatives regularly. It supports the local Downtown Business Association (DBA) by hearing and acting on requests from the DBA.