Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Update – May 2016


Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

Mayor Goldring speaks with the Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee at the May meeting.

Mayor Goldring speaks with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at the May meeting.


Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met once again on the second Thursday of the month, May 12th, to begin organizing the ideas of the group into a yearlong work plan.

The committee’s work plan addresses how the committee seeks to meet their mandate through co-creating critical success factors, how subcommittees should feed into the main millennial advisory committee, and identifying partners within the Burlington community to best engage millennials.

The mandate of the Millennial Advisory Committee was set out by Mayor Rick Goldring as developing initiatives focused on keeping and attracting millennial residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington by concentrating on creating opportunities to engage millennials within the Burlington community. Continue reading


May 2016 Progress Report


Mayor Rick Goldring leads a Jane’s Walk on May 6 with Aldershot High School Grade 9 students and teacher David Willms.The walk is part of an initiative between the Halton Region Health Department and the Grade 9 geography classes at Aldershot High School where students are learning about their “livable communities” curriculum by connecting with their city.

Committee and Council Meetings

Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.

Community and Corporate Services Committee – Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Development and Infrastructure Committee – Tuesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Burlington City Council – Monday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading


Council News In Brief – May 9, 2016



Mayor Rick Goldring’s Nomination for AMO Board of Directors

City council endorsed the nomination of Mayor Rick Goldring to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors on the Large Urban Caucus. The council resolution will be included with Mayor Goldring’s application to AMO, which is currently seeking nominations for the next term of the Board of Directors from 2016/2018. The election to the Board for the two-year term will take place at the AMO Annual Conference this summer. Mayor Goldring has served on AMO’s Board of Directors since 2014. He is currently chair of the Large Urban Caucus and chair of the Climate Change Task Force, ensuring Burlington has a strong presence at AMO, which has a mandate of supporting and enhancing strong and effective municipal government in Ontario. Continue reading


Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – May 2016 Meeting


The next meeting of Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee is on Thursday, May 12 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Community Room 2 at Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive.

The new committee will develop initiatives focused on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

To read more about the committee and its members, please see the news release.

The May 2016 meeting will focus on the development of the yearlong workplan.

Monthly meeting updates provided by the committee’s co-chairs, Chris Ritsma and Mark McGuire, are posted on this website.

For more information about the committee, contact the Office of the Mayor at


Message from Mayor Rick Goldring on Fort McMurray Wildfires


Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as they leave their homes and city for safety during the wildfires and prepare to face rebuilding their lives and community.

One of Burlington’s strengths is our ability to come together to help others in need. We have witnessed this during the flood of August 2014 and, more recently, during the Syrian refugee initiative.

Elected officials in Alberta are asking anyone wishing to help to donate to the Alberta Fires Appeal made through the Canadian Red Cross at Burlington’s City Manager has reached out to the CAO of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, to ask how we can help during this difficult time.

On behalf of my colleagues on City Council, thank you to all the people in Burlington who are already doing your part to help the people of Fort McMurray.