July 17, 2009 — Navigating Ottawa’s advisory committees

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on July 17, 2009

Featured guests:

Today, we discussed issues surrounding the advisory committees that, just as it sounds, advise various council committees on a number of different matters. There are 15 committees in all — listed here — and today we spoke about:

  • the Arts, Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee with John Reid,
  • the Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee with Seamus Wolfe, and
  • the potential for a Youth Advisory Committee with Amy Kishek

John has been involved with his committee for a number of years, rising from member to vice-chair and eventually chair. Seamus made a presentation on behalf of his student constituents to the Pedestrian and Transit folks last night. And Amy was involved in the birth of a Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee in her hometown of Windsor, though she moved away before she had a chance to sit as a member.

I hope you enjoy the interviews. As usual, thanks to everyone who contributed this week.


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