Brent Hibbert (left) presents Tim Dillon (right) with a commending resolution on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Brent Hibbert (left) presents Tim Dillon (right) with a commending resolution on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

KPEDD honored with assembly resolution

The resolution praised, among other things, KPEDD’s work in helping distribute federal COVID-19 relief funds.

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District was honored for its contributions to the borough with a commending resolution presented by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly during their June 15 meeting.

The resolution, sponsored by Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Brent Hibbert, praised, among other things, KPEDD’s work in helping distribute federal COVID-19 relief funds, presentations KPEDD gave to borough municipalities to make them aware of available resources and available programs and KPEDD’s development of a workforce development website.

“The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District (KPEDD) assisted 750 businesses seeking financial assistance through the AK CARES Grant by providing information on the program, technical assistance, aid in application completion, and through the appeal process,” the resolution begins.

Other KPEDD accomplishments identified in the resolution include the virtual Economic Future Forum held earlier this year, the ongoing development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and the recent launch of KPEDD’s YouTube page, which already features videos about the peninsula and its economy.

Hibbert presented KPEDD Executive Director Tim Dillon with the commending resolution during the assembly meeting, where much of KPEDD’s staff were in attendance.

More information about KPEDD can be found at kpedd.org.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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