LEWISTON — Growth Council leaders will look to a public process to determine Twin Cities marketing priorities, the new president told Lewiston councilors Monday night.

President John Holden said the Growth Council will begin work on a new strategic marking plan with a public meeting at 4 p.m. March 31 at the Auburn Public Library.

“The key is, we are working with partners around the city to develop a strategy for (a) combined Lewiston-Auburn marketplace,” he said.

The meeting will review three themes: Lewiston-Auburn’s workforce; the physical assets of the area; and bringing new businesses in and encouraging existing businesses to expand.

“My goal is to put a strategy together, with community input, by June,” Holden said. “I don’t imagine the strategy will ever be done. I think this will be (a) living, growing document.”

The growth council hired Holden in November, bringing him from Rockland, where he served as the City of Rockland’s Community Development Director since January 2013.

He replaced Lucien Gosselin, who resigned in June 2014.

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