The federal government is giving the Town of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls funding to hire a full-time Community Development Officer.
Kenora MP Bob Nault announced the $177,000, 3-year grant on Tuesday.
Mayor-elect Norbert Dufresne says they have three key areas they want to touch on, depending on the direction of the next Council.
Dufresne says priorities include business attraction and expansion as well as community partnerships with area First Nations.
He says they also want to work on the next phase of their waterfront development project, and continue the Community Improvement Plan.
Norbert notes this is the first time they've really been able to hire a full time person for this position.