Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – October Update

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The new logo for the Burlington Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee, designed by member Roxanne Chami.

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

Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Burlington City Hall. The October meeting was an action-oriented meeting, prioritizing and executing the Millennial Advisory Committee’s work plan short-term goals. The remainder of the meeting featured a discussion of upcoming meetings and initiatives for the committee.

The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee discussed upcoming events of importance to their objective of engaging millennials within Burlington. An example of an upcoming outreach initiative will be at Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series, presenting New Directions in Transportation with Brent Toderian and Jarrett Walker on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St. The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory will have an interactive display and table to engage with attendees under the theme of “What would encourage you to bus/bike/walk more in Burlington?” with a focus on active transportation.

The committee also discussed engagement practices to foster millennial influence in the community through events, traditional media, and social media.

The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee concluded with the presentation of their logo designs by member Roxanne Chami. The Committee voted, and decided on one logo to represent them, which is pictured at the top of this post.

The next meeting is on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor of Burlington City Hall. The meeting will focus on “City Hall 101” with presentations from City Manager James Ridge and Manager of Committee Services and Election Services Danielle Pitoscia. The meeting is open to all ages, especially millennials. All are welcome to learn more about how city hall operates and engagement opportunities for millennial-aged residents in the Burlington community.

Guests are asked to RSVP to Tina Depko-Denver in the Mayor’s Office at There will not be a December meeting, meaning the meeting on Nov. 10 is the last meeting before the Christmas holidays. The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee will resume meetings in January 2017.

Read the September update by committee’s co-chairs, Chris Ritsma and Mark McGuire. You can keep up to date on news from the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee by visiting Please join the conversation about Millennials in Burlington on Instagram and Twitter by searching #burlennials.

The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee was created to develop initiatives and provide input 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. All meetings are open to the public, especially millennial-aged residents. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bike, bus or walk.

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

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