The Oceanside Development and Construction Association                                                                                                                                          



History of the ODCA

The Parksville Development and Construction Association was formed in 1998 to promote strong and stable economic development within the Central Island area through the promotion of cost effective and sustainable development and building construction.

As with many industry associations, the PDCA was started by a small group of developers, contractors and consultants. The founding members, many of whom had sat on an advisory committee to the City of Parksville had become frustrated when the City refused to allow the committee members to request meetings and/or place items on the agenda for discussion.

Founding Members

Michelle Jones
Egon Kuhn, deceased
Alex Fallow, deceased
Greg Higgins
Ron Maine
Helen Sims
Rob Hill
Norm Verbrugge
Manley LaFoy
Vaughan Roberts

In 2004 the Association elected to expand it’s focus beyond Parksville and added Qualicum Beach, District of Lantzville and the Regional District of Nanaimo under the umbrella. The association name was officially changed to the Oceanside Development & Construction Association. The ODCA strives to be on top of local issues. Board members attend the City of Parksville and the Town of Qualicum Beach Council Meetings and the Regional District of Nanaimo Board meetings as well as sit on various committees to further inform the membership through reports at meetings.

 

The goals established for the ODCA in 1998

  • to promote strong and stable economic development within Central Vancouver Island through the promotion of cost effective and sustainable development and building construction;

  • to maintain an active dialogue with government and local businesses;

  • to educate association members on responsible and effective development practices;

  • to promote principles of fairness and equity in the industry; and

  • to participate in public forums that relate to the industry.

are still valid today as we enter our 18th year of operation. The ODCA has also been actively involved in the community to assist other groups in achieving their objectives.

 

ODCA Community Volunteer Involvement

  • Parksville Train Station renovation

  • McMillan Arts Centre renovation

  • Parksville Community & Conference Centre – ODCA completed an assessment of the existing structure and took on project management services for the PCCC to create a vibrant centre for the community.

  • Beachfest – ODCA has supported the Beachfest by building water toughs for the sculptors and installing the posts for the community Sandcastle voting stations.

  • Public Art – The ODCA partnered with the Parksville Downtown Business Association and the City of Parksville to install “Kinship of Play” a sculpture which became the first public art piece in Parksville.

  • Qualicum Beach Story Book Village – ODCA contributed to the construction of 2 buildings.

  • Home Protection Office seminars were sponsored

  • Educational Seminars for members

  • Informational presentations for public

  • All-Candidate meetings for members and public

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