Regional Chair's Community Roundtable

As Regional Chair, I (Karen Redman) will be hosting a series of informal community meetings and you're invited! If you have an interest in making a difference in Waterloo Region, join the Community Roundtable.

I started the 'Regional Chair's Community Roundtable' because I want to meet with a variety of community members to discuss local issues. I hope this pilot Community Roundtable provides an opportunity for citizens to give me direct input about our region - providing me with insight about community priorities, concerns and needs as they relate directly to our jurisdiction (regional government).

On this page you'll find the Terms of Reference for the roundtable. It will answer any questions you might have about taking part in a meeting. The next roundtable meeting is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2019. If you'd like to participate in an upcoming meeting, please complete the application and submit it by August 29, 2019. If you've already applied, your application is still with us and will be considered.

I look forward to meeting you,

Regards,

Chair Karen Redman

*All submissions will be acknowledged by the Regional Chair’s Office via direct email communication. Fifteen residents will be invited to one of the scheduled meetings, based on availability. Participants will be contacted two weeks prior to the next meeting date.

Each meeting aims to include a variety of residents, representative of our community, including all the area municipalities.

The first roundtable meeting was held June 24 and I heard from a broad cross-section of regional residents. I appreciate them taking time to sit down with me and others in the meeting. If you're interested in the issues we discussed, feel free to review the summary I've shared in key documents.


As Regional Chair, I (Karen Redman) will be hosting a series of informal community meetings and you're invited! If you have an interest in making a difference in Waterloo Region, join the Community Roundtable.

I started the 'Regional Chair's Community Roundtable' because I want to meet with a variety of community members to discuss local issues. I hope this pilot Community Roundtable provides an opportunity for citizens to give me direct input about our region - providing me with insight about community priorities, concerns and needs as they relate directly to our jurisdiction (regional government).

On this page you'll find the Terms of Reference for the roundtable. It will answer any questions you might have about taking part in a meeting. The next roundtable meeting is planned for Tuesday, September 17, 2019. If you'd like to participate in an upcoming meeting, please complete the application and submit it by August 29, 2019. If you've already applied, your application is still with us and will be considered.

I look forward to meeting you,

Regards,

Chair Karen Redman

*All submissions will be acknowledged by the Regional Chair’s Office via direct email communication. Fifteen residents will be invited to one of the scheduled meetings, based on availability. Participants will be contacted two weeks prior to the next meeting date.

Each meeting aims to include a variety of residents, representative of our community, including all the area municipalities.

The first roundtable meeting was held June 24 and I heard from a broad cross-section of regional residents. I appreciate them taking time to sit down with me and others in the meeting. If you're interested in the issues we discussed, feel free to review the summary I've shared in key documents.


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    The first Community Roundtable meeting was insightful for me. It was a pleasure to meet new people and hear their priorities, ideas and concerns on a variety of issues. I was especially pleased to see residents representing all parts of the region, and I appreciate the time taken to join the roundtable.

    I invite you to comment online about the issues discussed at the June 24th meeting, as I know it's not possible for everyone to attend. While I might not respond directly, I'll be monitoring your comments and sharing them with my Regional Council colleagues.

    The top five issues discussed were:

    • affordable housing
    • affordable transportation and enhanced accessible transit
    • continuous network of bike lanes
    • climate change
    • seniors' needs

    The first Community Roundtable meeting was insightful for me. It was a pleasure to meet new people and hear their priorities, ideas and concerns on a variety of issues. I was especially pleased to see residents representing all parts of the region, and I appreciate the time taken to join the roundtable.

    I invite you to comment online about the issues discussed at the June 24th meeting, as I know it's not possible for everyone to attend. While I might not respond directly, I'll be monitoring your comments and sharing them with my Regional Council colleagues.

    The top five issues discussed were:

    • affordable housing
    • affordable transportation and enhanced accessible transit
    • continuous network of bike lanes
    • climate change
    • seniors' needs
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