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Kawartha Lakes invites volunteers to apply for a variety of committees

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October 3, 2016 - The City invites those interested in volunteering on one of eleven Boards and Committees of Council to apply by October 21, 2016.

Citizen appointments offer an opportunity to volunteer time in various activities associated with local government in an advisory capacity. The committees have a wide range of focus, from agriculture to accessibility.

Susan Blayney, volunteer on the Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (KLEAC), encourages everyone to get involved in the committee that appeals to their interests, regardless of background or education. “My passion is my contribution, not my credentials. I’m very proud of the work that KLEAC has accomplished over the last couple of years.”

Blayney goes on to explain her anticipation of the new pilot project KLEAC has spearheaded. “Starting this spring, Kawartha Lakes Waste Management is planting pollinator-friendly seeds on a decommissioned cell in the Fenelon Landfill site. When a landfill is capped, it needs a vegetative cover to reduce erosion. Instead of planting grass, we will plant vegetation for pollinators on 1.5 acres. We are working with Fleming students to design a protocol to monitor the effectiveness of the planting. This land has been taken out of habitat for many years, and now it is able to give back. This is community involvement at its best, and one of the reasons I’m proud to be a part of the committee.”

Applicant Eligibility:

  • an elector in the City of Kawartha Lakes
  • a Canadian citizen
  • 18 Years of Age or Older

Name of Board/Committee

Number of members required

Agricultural Development Advisory Board

3 – for a three year term

Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee

2 – for a three year term

City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee

2 – for term of Council

(2016 to 2018)

Fenelon Falls Museum Board

2 – for a three year term

Fenelon Falls Powerlinks Committee

2 – for a three year term

Fenelon Landfill Public Review Committee

2 – for a two year term

2 – for a three year term

Heritage Victoria

1 – for a one year term

2 – for a three year term

Joint Cemetery Board

2 – for a three year term

Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee

5 – for a three year term

Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee

1 – for a three year term

Lindsay Park Advisory Committee

3 – for a three year term

Representation must be from one (1) of each of the following special interest areas:

  • Horticulture background
  • Business background
  • Special events background
  • Outdoor sports background
  • Trails background
  • Heritage background
  • Service club background

 

Members of the public interested in serving on any of these Boards or Committees are asked to submit a Citizen Appointment Application Form, available at any Service Centre, City Hall or on the City’s website, along with supporting material, to the Clerk’s Department c/o Reception Desk, City Hall, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, Ontario no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016.

KLEAC shoreline restoration project

KLEAC shoreline restoration project

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For more information contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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