Candidates for the Advisory Committees to Council

During the last week I have spent about 8 hours as a member of the Selection Panel interviewing applicants for the 3 Advisory Committees to Council:  Sustainability, Heritage and Accessibility.  The panel will present its recommendations to Council in the closed Committee of Whole session on September 24; assuming approval we will be advising all applicants shortly thereafter.  And then, very importantly, the Committees will be able to get started.

I am very satisfied with the process we followed to identify new candidates.  As is the case with any change, there has been some stress, simply because it was not familiar and was different from previous processes.  With the new process I believe that all applicants were given a fair opportunity; and the panel was provided with appropriate information to make choices.  As an interviewer I was very satisfied with the number and the quality of the candidates.  It is very clear that this Township continues to be blessed with excellent volunteers.

I am very appreciative of all who submitted applications.  I hope that those who were not successful will lend their energy and good will to projects or task forces that may be created by these committees; and I also hope that others who chose not to apply to be on the committees but who are interested will do so also.

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