Connecting with community
My commitment is to serve my residents with a strong, dedicated voice and ensure Ward 5 remains sustainable while embracing growth and stability.
As an effective councillor, my job is to engage the constructive and proactive participation of residents, listen to theirs voice and act only in their best interests for the greater public good.
Richmond Hill is in transition with residents undergoing provincially mandated intensification pressures as per Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. With condominium buildings rising on both sides of Yonge Street, our main north-south roadway, traffic patterns and the fabric of our internal neighbourhoods are directly affected. By working proactively together, we can design and build our town so that we are able to grow with it as it grows. I am establishing two important resident outreach initiatives, the Ward 5 civic engagement committee and regular ward-wide meetings, to further my mandate to effectively engage Ward 5 residents.
The committee will assess the needs of Ward 5, enhance residents’ influence in far-reaching decisions (39 residents have signed up) and meet quarterly. The meetings will feature guest speakers, who will highlight Ward 5 and Richmond Hill matters, followed by an open Q& A forum. Richmond Hill’s Department of Community Services staff will be present at the June 2015 meeting, serving the needs of all residents, from road operations and maintenance to our recreational and park services enjoyed by all.
Together we will make Ward 5 our place to live, learn, work and play!