Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – February Update

Mayor Rick Goldring thanks Superintendent Al Albano for speaking with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at the February 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 for their second meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Tansley Woods Community Centre. The Committee welcomed Halton Regional Police Service Burlington (3 District) Superintendent Al Albano to discuss Community Mobilization and Engagement within Burlington. Continue reading

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – January Update

Members of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee shared their ideas of desirable features at mobility hubs with staff.

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 for their first meeting of the New Year at the Aldershot Arena Community room on Thursday, Jan. 12. The committee welcomed Councillor Rick Craven, as well as Jenna Puletto and Sam Romlewski of the City of Burlington’s planning department. The theme of the January 2017 meeting was Mobility Hubs and Redevelopment, with Aldershot’s Plains Road as a case study. Continue reading

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – January meeting

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

Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee – November Update

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

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. Continue reading