Set Winnipeg’s Vision for the Next 25 Years – Join the “OurWinnipeg” Committee

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Want to help set the City’s vision for the next 25 years?  The City of Winnipeg is currently accepting applications for the OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee membership.

OurWinnipeg is the City of Winnipeg’s municipal development plan that sets the vision for the next 25 years and provides direction in key focus areas.  Advisory committee members will help shape the foundation of Winnipeg’s future development priorities as the City undertakes the review of the plan.

On October 26, 2016, City Council initiated the five-year review of OurWinnipeg. As part of the review process, the advisory committee will:

  • Explore and refine guiding principles, gaps or opportunities in policies, programs, priorities, and resource allocation in the OurWinnipeg review, as identified by the Public Service, public engagement activities, or background studies;
  • Advise the Urban Planning Division on community-based issues, public engagement activities, city-wide priorities, and other OurWinnipeg related issues;
  • Build relationships with specific sectors, networks and community members to reach members of the general public who have typically been underrepresented in past planning processes to participate in a meaningful way.

The advisory committee will be composed of up to 14 community members with experience in areas such as the environment, housing, poverty reduction, and development, and will be active throughout the OurWinnipeg review process, expected to begin in June, 2017 and running until spring 2019.

Apply to be an OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee member, or encourage someone you know to apply. Complete an application and email it to speakup@winnipeg.ca (with “OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee” in subject line), or mail it to/drop it off at:

OurWinnipeg Community Advisory Committee Applications
c/o Urban Planning Division, Plan Implementation Branch
City of Winnipeg Planning Property and Development
15 – 30 Fort Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4X5

Please note that meetings will be conducted in English. The time commitment to participate will require about 5-6 hours per month. Please specify in your application form if you require any accessibility accommodation in order to participate on the committee.

The application submission deadline is June 7, 2017. 

For more information, visit: winnipeg.ca/ourwpgcac.

 

 

 

 

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