Robyn Cyr has been involved in Economic Development and Tourism Development for over 18 years. Robyn is currently in the position of the Economic Development Officer for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in Salmon Arm. Included in her duties are also the management of Shuswap Tourism – a Tourism Marketing and Destination Management Organization for the Shuswap region, and the management of the Columbia Shuswap Film Commission. One of Robyn’s strengths is the ability to bring communities together to work on collaborative projects and to develop strategic partnerships.
Robyn has completed implementation of the 2010 Shuswap Tourism Development Plan and will now be implementing the updated plan which was completed in 2015. Robyn has also just completed, in partnership with other community organizations, the Shuswap Agriculture Strategy which will guide the development of agriculture in the Shuswap region for the next five years. Robyn is completing her third term as a director of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and also volunteers her time as a director of Adams River Salmon Society, the Shuswap Association for Rowing and Paddling, and the local 4H Dairy Club.
Robyn’s education includes the Business Administration Program through Capilano College, Non-Profit Management Program – SFU, and the Local Government Management Program at the University of Victoria. Robyn has also completed many economic development courses through the BCEDA.
Robyn has 4 daughters, 4 grandchildren and spends her leisure time hiking, kayaking, and cycling throughout BC as she has worked and lived in Vancouver, Squamish, Williams Lake, Blind Bay, and White Lake.