City is looking for keen minds and energetic people to sit on advisory committees - holding a show and tell for anyone interested.

News 100 blueBy Staff

October 7, 2015


There are occasions when the city does listen to the people who pay the freight. Not as often as they could and should but they at least do try.

Last year the city held an event that people who liked the idea of serving on an advisory committee could attend and meet city staff who could explain what was involved.

Danielle Pitoscia, Manager of Committee and Election Services, who I think deserves credit for the initiative announced that “After the success of last year’s first-time event, we are holding the event in a larger space to make room for all the participants. It’s great to know there are so many people who want to get involved with their city through the committees,” she said.


Except for one person, and she was a consultant hired by the city, these people are all community volunteers. At times they are very effective.

“This event is a great first step for people wanting to become involved and have a real impact and voice within their community through our volunteer boards and committees.”

The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Burlington City Hall between 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Whoops – glitch!

City Hall BEST aerial

City hall is not the only place in the city people can meet in.

Why does everything have to take place at city hall. This makes it very inconvenient for people who live north of the QEW. Lesson in there for city hall – hold three events – one at Tansley Woods, and another at the Haber Recreational Centre.

He loves his Ward, he knows his constituents and their needs.  Is there life beyond city hall for Rick Craven?

Ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven is a big booster for his ward – he welcomes everyone to his part of the city.

Ooops – just heard a groan from Councillor Craven in Ward 1 – hold the event in Aldershot as well.

That does mean the people who are behind these committees have to get out of their offices more than once. If you want the public to be involved – give them a decent chance to become involved.

Everyone is welcome to come out and learn about the committees and see why volunteering on a local board or committee can help you meet new people, share your talents, develop skills, address a common interest as well as make a difference in your community. Current volunteers are also invited to attend as a networking opportunity.

Applications for local boards and committees close Oct. 30, 2015.

For more information about the Volunteer Open House, committees or to apply for a volunteer position, contact the Clerks Department at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 or visit


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