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City seeks volunteer experts for 10 committees

Oct. 13, 2015 –

Want to shape your community? Volunteer for one of the ten City of Kingston's committees and boards now seeking informed advice from committed Kingstonians.

"We are fortunate to have many experienced, skilled and knowledgeable experts from all over the world right here in our community. Our committees need their guidance to help us build a smart and livable city," says John Bolognone, city clerk.

The City is now seeking new members for these advisory bodies:

  • Appeals committee
  • Belle Park Working Group
  • Housing and Homelessness Advisory Committee
  • Kingston environmental advisory forum (KEAF)
  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Board of Directors
  • KEDCO Review Committee
  • Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Town Homes Kingston)
  • Municipal accessibility advisory committee
  • Municipal heritage committee
  • Taxi Commission

A total of 33 positions are available.

Newcomers with permanent resident status and who have lived in Kingston for at least a year are welcome to apply to volunteer on a committee, thanks to a recent change in the eligibility requirements. Applicants must also be 18 years or older and live or own property in Kingston.

Apply by Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m. online at www.CityofKingston.ca/committees or at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Volunteer Fairs

The City will host two volunteer fairs to showcase its volunteer opportunities – including opportunities to participate on its boards and committees. They will be 6 to 8 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 in Room B at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the family room at Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau St. 

Come see us, review the opportunities and enjoy some refreshments.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.