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City seeks volunteers for Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour visioning community working group

June 24, 2016 -

The City of Kingston is seeking volunteers to participate in a community working group to help develop the vision for the former Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

The community working group will be comprised of four public members, 11 technical representatives and a member of city council. It's expected the group will meet five to six times over a one-year term – though the term may be extended to complete the project.

Members of the working group will:

  • Provide feedback on the process
  • Help make key decisions
  • Ensure consultations with the community are inclusive
  • Offer advice on relevant issues
  • Be ambassadors for the project

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on July 13. Visit www.CityofKingston.ca/committees for more information or to complete an online application.

Applications are also available at City Hall (clerk's department).  Submit your application and a brief summary of your interest, background and skill set to: Diane Jackson, City Hall 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3 or by fax to 613-546-5232. Questions? Call 613-546-4291 ext.1375 or email djackson@cityofkingston.ca.

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. 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.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.