It’s bright, has a fresh coat of paint, and is lined with art and artifacts of the district’s past.
District of Taylor officials cut the ribbon and opened the doors to its new Community Services Hub at the rear of the community hall on March 1.
The hub consolidates community services staff under one roof and will serve as a one-stop shop for residents and community groups to register for rec programs, learn more about tourism and economic development, and bolster community relations.
“The Community Services Hub is a facility recently renovated to consolidate the department in one place so we can provide a service centre for residents in Taylor, for businesses, perhaps, for service clubs,” Mayor Rob Fraser said.
“It’ll enhance the service to the residents and service clubs in the community.”
The hub, formerly a series of offices for arena staff as well as a physiotherapy gym, offers up meeting space for the community, and gives residents and businesses access to community services staff.
Laura Prosko, the district’s community services director, says the hub will play an important role in increasing public participating in the district.
At the hub’s opening, the district displayed booklets of news articles from decades past highlighting its annual gold panning championships, and had a number of art and memorabilia hanging on the walls.
“We do want to create a history wall so that we preserve some of our history in Taylor, which is really important to where we are heading in the future,” she said.
Officials see the hub serving the local business community by enhancing economic development resources and initiatives, Business Walks, Summit Series Workshops, Business Retention Strategies, Love Taylor BC, and ongoing support for local entrepreneurs and small to medium sized businesses.