Join a city board or committee! Info night Oct. 22

Citizens' Committees

The City of Burlington and its citizen committees are hosting a volunteer open house Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to recruit volunteers for the city’s committees and boards.

The event details are:

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St., Burlington
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come out and learn about the committees and see why volunteering on a local board or committee can help you to meet new people, share your talents, develop skills, address a common interest and 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

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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