Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee Update – June 2016

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Robert Steven of the Art Gallery of Burlington talks about the art gallery’s contribution to the quality of life in the community with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.

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

Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met on Thursday, June 9 at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The June meeting offered a presentation on the Arts in Burlington, followed by a conversation on urban design, concluding with a roundtable on short term goals of the committee. Continue reading


Connecting with Burlington’s millennials


Mayor Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee – June 2016.

The City of Burlington is continually looking for new ways to engage with residents.

In order to be relevant to younger residents, in particular, and inspire them to become more involved with their community, we need to be innovative.

The City of Burlington recently approved our new Strategic Plan. Unlike most municipalities that have four-year plan, this is a 25-year blueprint for great city-building.

Part of great city-building is being innovative in how we connect with our community. If we want to create a well-designed city that is green and healthy, with a variety of housing and transportation options, we need everyone to be part of the planning – especially our young people.

It is our young people who will inherit this city. We need them to be engaged now to create a community where they will want to live, work and raise their own families.

As a way to be more creative in connecting with younger residents, we created the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee this spring. Continue reading


Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – June 2016 Meeting


Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee meets on Thursday, June 9 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Burlington.


Robert Steven

The June meeting will focus on a presentation and discussion on the visual arts with Robert Steven, CEO and president of the Art Gallery of Burlington.

The evening will also feature a conversation about the future formation of an urban design panel with guests Jamie Tellier, Manager of Urban Design, and Kaylan Edgcumbe, Senior Transportation Planner, both with the City of Burlington.

The meeting will conclude with a roundtable on current topics of interest to the committee.

The Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee was created to 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. Continue reading


Long term care planning focus of mayor’s free community events


Media release from the Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont., June 6, 2016 – In recognition of June as Seniors’ Month, Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Series presents two free community events with keynote speaker Karen Henderson focused on helping residents and their families plan ahead.

Henderson is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network. Her presentation will focus on the importance of advance arrangements for long term care and related financial planning. Mayor Goldring and representatives from Carpenter Hospice will also give presentations. Interested residents of all ages and their families are welcome to attend.

Karen Henderson

Karen Henderson

“Members of the community are telling me they have questions about arranging long term care for themselves or a loved one,” said Mayor Goldring. “These Inspire Burlington events are intended to foster those conversations and encourage residents and their families to be proactive.”

What: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow

A Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Speakers’ Series event

When/Where: Friday, June 17, Tansley Woods Community Centre (Community Rooms 1 and 2), 1996 Itabashi Way, 9:30-11:30 a.m.       


Friday, June 17, Burlington Seniors’ Centre (Auditorium), 2285 New St., 1:30-3:30 p.m. Continue reading


Inspire Burlington events on June 17 focused on seniors


Recently, residents have connected with me about questions on long term care and financial planning for their retirement years.

Based on these conversations, as well as those with the compassionate team at Carpenter Hospice, my next Inspire Burlington speakers’ series events in June are focused on these topics.

Inspire Burlington: Helping Seniors and Their Families Plan for Tomorrow features keynote speaker Karen Henderson.

There are two Inspire Burlington sessions from which to choose: June 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tansley Woods Community Centre, Community Rooms 1 and 2, 1996 Itabashi Way or June 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Burlington Seniors’ Centre, Auditorium, 2285 New St. Continue reading