Even though the partnership between the City of Merritt and Community Futures expires at the end of June and won't be renewed, Community Futures will move ahead.
Patrick Flanagan says other partnerships will continue, and, he says there are always requests for proposals coming up for different agencies that C-F can tap into.
The City has contributed 120-thousand dollars a year to the partnership, which began ten years ago, but said last week they intend to employ the services of an in-house Economic Development Officer.
In the meantime, Flanagan says Commuity Futures will continue to work with the City until the end of June.
Flanagan adds that C-F is not planning on leaving the Community.