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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

City of Kitchener seeks volunteers for citizen advisory committees and boards

Are you passionate about your community and interested in contributing positively to Kitchener’s civic life? The City of Kitchener is seeking volunteers to fill various positions on its citizen advisory committees and boards. Volunteers can meet new people, learn more about how municipal government works, and contribute their skills and expertise to play an important role in shaping Kitchener’s future.

“Volunteering makes a significant difference in our communities,” said Christine Tarling, director of legislated services. “In joining the citizen advisory committee, volunteers are able to bring forward their unique skills, backgrounds and experiences to contribute to their community in a concrete and meaningful way.”

Time commitment for representatives serving on a committee or board includes attending monthly meetings. During this time, representatives are able contribute to issues and subjects that complement their training, skill set, background, and interests.

Interested parties must either live or work in Kitchener. Additional qualifications may also apply.

Applications for this recruitment period open Sept. 4 and run until Sept. 23.

Apply online or visit www.kitchener.ca/citizencommittees for more information. Application forms and background information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at 519-741-2203, or in person at any Kitchener Public Library branch, or community centre.

Background

Kitchener's citizen committees provide advice and feedback to city council and standing committees on a variety of issues, including arts and culture, accessibility, downtown and the environment, whereas boards have the autonomy to make decisions for the good of their organizations.

Each year, Legislated Services recruits volunteers to fill various positions on council advisory committees and boards as needed. Council will make these appointments on November 19. More information is available at www.kitchener.ca/citizencommittees

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