City is looking for people to sit in committees and boards. Applications being accepted until November 23rd.

News 100 redBy Staff

November 13th, 2018



City of Burlington wants you to volunteer for a board or committee

Burlington is accepting volunteer applications for some of the city’s committees and boards. Volunteering your time on a committee or board is a great way to make a difference and provide community feedback.

Applications for local boards and committees are available online, at City Hall and city facilities and can be submitted until Friday, Nov. 23, 2018.

For more information about citizen committees or to apply for a volunteer position, contact the Clerks Department at 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 or visit New opportunities will be posted in 2019.

Danielle Mantin COB

Danielle Manton, Burlington Manager of Election and Committee Services

Danielle Manton, Manager of Election and Committee Services said: ““Getting involved with a board or committee is a great way to get involved and provide insight that will go to staff, Mayor and City Councillors.

“You don’t have to be an expert in any of the committee topics; you just need to have an interest in helping your city.”

Several citizens have suggested there might be a better way for citizens to involve themselves in the decisions that get made.  Having a seat at the table where the decisions are made is one approach that has been suggested.

A number of people don’t think Advisory Committees have any clout, especially if they are members of Council on the committee who tend to guide and determine the direction a discussion can go.

Burlington isn’t yet at the point where citizens can speak their minds freely without a local Councillor directing the conversation.

The new city council might be different – that remains to be seen.

Application form is available.

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