Oct. 17, 2013
Municipal government is the level of government that most intimately connects and interacts with the residents of any community.
We want Burlington residents to be proud of their local government and be confident that the city is well-managed, forward-looking and responsible. We want to forge strong community relationships, with open dialogue and citizen involvement in municipal issues.
We continue to strive to improve the services we provide and the level of engagement opportunities that we make available. We must also continue to find ways to make that easier for residents.
Recognizing that our residents expect more from us today, we have acknowledged the need to broaden our reach to the citizens of Burlington using methods beyond standard newspaper ads, public information meetings, workshops and surveys.
Angus Reid comes to Burlington on Oct. 24 for Inspire Burlington
Angus Reid, a well known, long-time pollster, and Chair of Vision Critical, recently wrote an editorial on polling and said; “Online community forums can expand the public square along dimensions never before possible. All citizens can be invited to participate in discussions on issues they care about.”
With our desire to develop a robust engagement program that includes a variety of elements, tools and newer technologies, we have engaged Vision Critical to build an online platform that will facilitate two-way communications with our residents.We are calling that platform “Insight Burlington.”
Vision Critical is a Canadian global technology company that specializes in tools and services for marketing research and polling. Burlington will be the first Ontario municipality to launch a Vision Critical initiative. Continue reading