The representative for the Town of Annapolis Royal is the new Board Chair for the Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency (ADEDA).
Holger Mueller-Sparenberg, who is also Deputy Mayor for the historic Annapolis County town, was elected at a recent meeting of the ADEDA Board.
Mueller-Sparenberg sees ADEDA’s role as a pivotal agency in coordinating economic development in the Annapolis Digby area.
“We are stronger when we work together”, he said, adding, “I see a key role for ADEDA in identifying and coordinating opportunities and inquiries, and facilitating the subsequent start ups”.
He also intends to take an active role in attracting newcomers to the area, and encouraging new approaches to traditional industries such as tourism.
Born and raised in Germany, Mueller-Sparenberg moved to the area in 1993 and has built a prominent and successful career in the real estate profession in south west Nova Scotia.
He has also been very active in community, fraternal and service organizations as well as public service.
The new ADEDA board chair pointed positively to the new Board structure recently adopted by the agency, one that puts a particular emphasis on specific sector representation.
“There’s a different spirit around ADEDA these days”, he said, “And the sector representatives work particularly well to keep us in direct touch with the business community”.
Looking forward to the challenges ahead, Muller-Sparenberg said that he also wanted to thank his predecessor as board chair, Annapolis County Councillor Paul McDonald, for his dedication and hard work.