The annual SARM Convention wrapped up this afternoon from Evraz Place in Regina. 

"I went to the Highways presentation with the Minister yesterday," shared Alan Arthur, Reeve for the RM of Reciprocity. "And I found that very interesting." 

But for him, the keynote speaker, David Griffiths and his talk about the 13 Ways to Kill a Community was the highlight of the conference.

"It has to do with attitude and how you approach things. And it was a bit of a revelation in that we perhaps were approaching things in a way that could be improved. And not realizing what we were doing because it is sort of a slow process of building on itself. But once he explained what it was he was looking at, you could see it happening in our own communities."

Griffiths' main points touched on how despite best intentions, the attitudes of citizens and community leaders are often the reason there is little to no growth in a community.

"I think that presentation is probably something that every community should have an opportunity to hear. It is so true when you apply it to what happened in economic development and personal development in a community."

"It's well worthwhile if there's ever an opportunity to have that presentation."

Doug Griffiths was also the keynote speaker at the latest SUMA convention.  

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