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Want a seat at the table? Join a committee, apply by Friday

October 27, 2015 –

Want to shape your community? This Friday, Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply to volunteer on one of these City of Kingston advisory boards now seeking informed advice from committed Kingstonians:

  • 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.

The City of Kingston will host a volunteer fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the family room at Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau St. Free parking will be available.

"This volunteer fair has something for everyone! I invite you to attend and find out how you can make a difference in the City of Kingston," says Kevin Arjoon, deputy city clerk.

All residents, are invited to attend, board member qualifications have been modified to include all residents. Applicants must also be 18 years or older and live or own property in Kingston. For more details stop by the volunteer fair or visit the City of Kingston website.

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

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.