Councillor Drop-In Sessions

Councillor drop-in sessions are intended as an informal opportunity for Councillors to reconnect with residents, or meet new ones, and hear their feedback, ideas and concerns. The goal is to encourage face-to-face meetings with Councillors, in a relaxed and safe setting, in the newly established office at the County's Main Administration building.  

November 2022

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Councillor Graham
9 AM - 12 PM
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9
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Statutory Holiday - Offices Closed
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Councillor Ratcliffe
9 AM - 12 PM
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Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM
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Councillor Northcott
9 AM - 12PM
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Reeve Lougheed
9 AM - 12PM
 



December 2022

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Councillor Swanson
1 PM - 4 PM
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Councillor Mehlhaff
9 AM - 12 PM
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Councillor Graham
9 AM - 12 PM
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Statutory Holiday - Offices Closed
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Statutory Holiday - Offices Closed
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Offices Closed
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Offices Closed
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Offices Closed


January 2023

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Statutory Holiday - Offices Closed
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Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM

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Councillor Ratcliffe
9 AM - 12 PM

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Councillor Northcott
9 AM - 12PM

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Reeve Lougheed
9 AM - 12PM

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Councillor Swanson
1 PM - 4 PM

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February 2023

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Councillor Mehlhaff
9 AM - 12 PM

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Councillor Graham
9 AM - 12 PM

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Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM

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Councillor Ratcliffe
9 AM - 12 PM

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What initiated Councillor drop-n sessions? At the June 14, 2022 Regular Council Meeting, Council made notice of motion that directed Administration to schedule Councillors, on a weekly rotation, for a 3 hour ‘drop-in’ session with residents in the Councillors’ office, beginning September 2022, to allow Councillors and residents opportunity to additionally engage and discuss matters of interest (read the minutes from this meeting here!)

With the intent to provide additional opportunities, outside of the formal public engagement process, for Councillors to build relationships, share information and hear what is on people's minds. It ensures Councillors are visible, easily approachable and available to hear from residents on a regularly scheduled basis.

This item was brought to the June 28, 2022 Regular Council Meeting for discussion, (read the full item here!) where Council made the following motion: 

RES-273-2022 Motion by Councillor Gennifer Mehlhaff that Council directs Administration to schedule Councillors, on a weekly rotation for a trial period of one year from start, at a salary basis, for a 3-hour ‘drop-in’ session with residents in the Councillors’ office, beginning September 2022, to allow Councillors and residents opportunity to additionally engage and discuss matters of interest.  

CARRIED

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