Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – January meeting

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The next meeting of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee is set for Thursday, Jan. 12 from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Aldershot Arena, 494 logo-finalTownsend Ave.

The guest speaker is Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor Rick Craven, who will speak about the Aldershot Mobility Hub and the redevelopment of Plains Road.

Planning staff will also engage with the committee on their ideas on what would draw them to live and work at our mobility hubs.

Read my recent column on mobility hubs to learn more about why these are ideal sites for responsible, planned growth.

Committee members and the public are welcome. Continue reading

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Burlington Matters, Season 2: Episodes 5 & 6 Air Dates

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Burlington Matters with Mayor Rick Goldring, a community television program I host on CogecoTV, has returned for season 2. If you have a show suggestion, email my office at mayor@burlington.ca. Past episodes of Burlington Matters can be found online at Burlington.ca/BurlingtonMatters.

Burlington Matters with Mayor Goldring – Season 2, Episode 5: Applicable Learning from Sweden and Denmark

Mayor Goldring discusses sustainable development learning from Sweden with Paul Sharman, Lynn Robichaud and Frank McKeown.

Mayor Goldring discusses sustainable development learning from Sweden with Paul Sharman, Lynn Robichaud and Frank McKeown.

A City of Burlington team travelled to Sweden and Denmark in September 2016 to connect with other cities on community energy, sustainable development and economic development opportunities. In this episode of Burlington Matters, Mayor Rick Goldring and guests discuss ideas from Sweden and Denmark that can be tailored into made-in-Burlington applications. Featuring guests: Paul Sharman, Ward 5 City and Regional Councillor for Burlington; Lynn Robichaud, Senior Sustainability Coordinator with City of Burlington, and Frank McKeown, Executive Director, Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC).

Air dates for Episode 5:

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Burlington Matters, Season 2, Episode 4: Give Brilliantly with Burlington Foundation

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Burlington Foundation talks with Mayor Rick Goldring about its focus on improving our city’s vitality, as well as the lives of the people who live here. Featuring guests: Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Foundation, Ron Foxcroft, Board Chair and Member, Burlington Foundation and Catherine Brady, Board Member, Burlington Foundation.

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Burlington Matters, Season 2, Episode 3: A City That Grows

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How and where will Burlington grow in the next 25 years? City staff visit to talk with Mayor Rick Goldring about Burlington’s vision to Grow Bold. Featuring guests: Mary Lou Tanner, Director of Planning and Building, City of Burlington; Leah Smith, Senior Planner – Policy, City of Burlington and Rosa Bustamante, Manager of Policy Planning – Mobility Hubs, City of Burlington.

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Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – November Update

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City Manager James Ridge speaks with the Mayor's Millennial Advisory Committee at its November meeting.

City Manager James Ridge speaks with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at its November meeting.

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, Nov. 10  at Burlington City Hall in Council Chambers. The committee welcomed two guest speakers: City Manager James Ridge and Manager of Committee Services and Election Services Danielle Pitoscia. Both James Ridge and Danielle Pitoscia presented key insight into the responsibilities of Burlington’s municipal government and services and identified areas that millennial input would be beneficial. Continue reading

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