After the closing of the Huntley Power Plant in 2016, a grassroots effort called Tonawanda Tomorrow looked at how the town could encourage economic development in its industrial corridor and beyond.
Tonawanda Tomorrow concluded a 10-month study with it final report at the end of June, but the Tonawanda Town Board voted to continue the group's momentum by establishing a Tonawanda Tomorrow Implementation Team.
Director of Planning and Development James Hartz said it was important to continue to keep the lines of communication open. He said this was one of the most successful public participation efforts in the town, with nearly 1,000 people participating.
The group will meet monthly to advise the Planning Board about economic initiatives outlined in the plan and will continue to advocate for the remediation of the Huntley Plant.