Scott Ovell
Community Development Officer
Mailing Address:
20 Park Drive
Huntsville ON P1H 1P5

Phone: 705-789-6421 ext. 3035
Fax: 705-789-8943

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Economic Development


The mandate of the Economic Development Department is to support the creation of an atmosphere conducive to attracting, promoting and marketing economic development opportunities within Huntsville in order to:

  • maintain, expand and improve local employment opportunities
  • expand the municipal tax base
  • work with existing businesses
  • support marketing event tourism.

Huntsville's Economic Development Strategy is outlined within the Community Master Plan. This plan is reviewed every four years following municipal elections. The purpose of the CMP is to provide an opportunity for elected officials to develop economic strategies based on community input. This strategy guides senior management and staff in setting priorities and identifying projects for the term of Council. The Community Master Plan is a living document that can be added to and altered as necessary. The plan integrates other plans including:

Community Improvement Plan - Grants Available

In March 2011 the Town of Huntsville adopted the Downtown Community Improvement Plan Bylaw which provides a long term vision for Downtown Huntsville in terms of redevelopment, revitalization and beautification of the Area.  In December of 2012 the Town of Huntsville adopted the Community Improvement Plan Implementation Bylaw 2012-116 which details the grants that are available to encourage property owners to redevelop their properties in the Downtown Area. 

Visit our Town Plans & Studies page for a complete listing.

Once the community master plan has been adopted by council, implementation and funding opportunities are sought from senior levels of government.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Scott Ovell
Economic Development Officer

Phone: (705) 789-1751 ext. 3035
In Person: 37 Main St East
Email Scott