Regional Chair's Community Roundtable

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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 the programs and services at the Region of Waterloo, 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 believe last year's pilot Community Roundtable provided 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. I'm planning three roundtable meetings this year, starting with the first on March 19, 2020. See key dates for a list of future meetings. They will be held in the evenings for no longer than two hours. If you'd like to participate in an upcoming roundtable meeting, please complete the application below and submit it online at your earliest convenience.

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. We will invite 15 residents to each of the scheduled meetings based on availability. Participants will be contacted and provided details at least two weeks prior to their meeting date.

Each meeting will involve a variety of residents, representative of our community, including all the area municipalities.

After each roundtable meeting, I will share a summary of the issues discussed by posting the information under key documents. Be sure to subscribe to this page if you want to receive project updates.



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 the programs and services at the Region of Waterloo, 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 believe last year's pilot Community Roundtable provided 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. I'm planning three roundtable meetings this year, starting with the first on March 19, 2020. See key dates for a list of future meetings. They will be held in the evenings for no longer than two hours. If you'd like to participate in an upcoming roundtable meeting, please complete the application below and submit it online at your earliest convenience.

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. We will invite 15 residents to each of the scheduled meetings based on availability. Participants will be contacted and provided details at least two weeks prior to their meeting date.

Each meeting will involve a variety of residents, representative of our community, including all the area municipalities.

After each roundtable meeting, I will share a summary of the issues discussed by posting the information under key documents. Be sure to subscribe to this page if you want to receive project updates.


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  • Regional Chair's Community Roundtable comment forum

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    The first Community Roundtable meetings were 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 2019 meetings, 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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