City of Kitchener looking for residents to join new diverse initiative

Aiming to bring a diverse mix of voices and perspectives to the city’s planning process and strategic work, the City of Kitchener is inviting residents to apply for their Plan WITH Us Kitchener Resident Council.

The city is seeking 40 community volunteers to provide valuable input on the future of the city, meeting four to five times from November through to April with members of senior-level staff, other volunteers, and a consulting team to learn more about the complex issues affecting Kitchener. That resident council is expected to come to a consensus with a set of recommendations for the City of Kitchener’s 2023-2026 strategic plan.

“Over the summer months, as part of the City’s efforts to build its new 20-year strategic plan, so many residents within our Kitchener community provided valuable input about what is important to them as we think about the future of our City,” said Mayor Berry Vrbanovic in a press release.

“Their input will be critical in helping shape that long-term vision for our City, and for that, we are extremely grateful.”

In terms of membership for the council, the City of Kitchener has indicated that anyone 14 years of age or older who lives, goes to school, works or owns a business or property in Kitchener is eligible.

“Now, this resident panel will be a new opportunity for passionate community members to have a meaningful and immediate impact by helping to shape the first four years of the City of Kitchener’s commitment and investments as part of that longer-term plan.”

Applications to join the Plan WITH Us Kitchener Resident Council are open until October 16, while more details can be found on the Engage Kitchener website.

NEWS: City looking for new resident panel members to help shape the future of #Kitchener.

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— City of Kitchener (@CityKitchener) September 29, 2022

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