Municipality of Port Hope Council Appoints Members to the Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - Port Hope, ON
Members of Council for the Municipality of Port Hope are pleased to announce the appointment of seven members to the newly established Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group, a citizen advisory committee established by, and responsible to Council to shape the vision, objectives, and design of a waterfront and riverwalk plan.
“We are very pleased with the caliber of individuals appointed to the Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “We have individuals with a high level of environmental expertise and experience in the fields of landscape and open space planning, public education and community outreach, terrestrial and aquatic ecology and hydrology. The Group is poised to roll up their sleeves and launch into this important community initiative.”
The Working Group is comprised of seven members, five residents and/or ratepayers of the Municipality, one member from the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority and one member of the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Advisory Committee. The application process spanned several months in 2019 and, after a rigorous interview and selection process, the following members of the Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group were appointed by Resolution for a two-year term, commencing February 4, 2020:
Additionally, Municipal Staff resources dedicated to the Working Group includes members from the departments of Parks, Recreation & Culture and Community Development, as well as Mayor Sanderson as an ex-officio member.
In accordance with the terms of the Working Group, the following objectives will be addressed, over time, by the Members:
Formation of this Working Group aligns with the Municipal Strategic Plan priority for enhancement and development of the Waterfront and Riverwalk.
Members of Council would like to express their gratitude to all those who applied for a position, and for their continued support and passion for the community as a whole.
The Waterfront and Riverwalk Working Group will meet for the first time on February 11, 2020.
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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
Summary of Member Bios:
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