This public meeting is one of the many engagement opportunities available to residents and city stakeholders as part of the “Our Future Hamilton: Communities in Conversation” campaign. The aim of the campaign is to meet residents where they are and give everyone in Hamilton the opportunity to help create a new vision for our city. Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger is passionate about public engagement. “It’s more important than ever that we make sure our city planning effort is informed through conversations with members of our community who live, work, play and learn here”, said Mayor Eisenberger. “Our elected officials are charged with ultimate decision making on behalf of residents, however the goal is to make sure those decisions have been well informed by an effective public engagement process.”
In 1992, the City of Hamilton asked residents and stakeholders what they thought their city would look like in 25 years. The result was Vision 2020, Hamilton’s first and current community vision. Vision 2020 has helped Hamilton make significant progress and inspire collaborations in several key areas such as environmental protection, poverty alleviation, cultural and economic growth and integrated infrastructure planning. As Vision 2020 nears its end, the City of Hamilton is looking ahead to the next 25 years. A new Community Vision will help the City understand what matters to Hamiltonians and drive a new Strategic Plan that supports key decision making and effective service delivery.
Hamilton City Manager, Chris Murray, believes it’s an exciting time to be having this conversation with our residents. “The momentum in Hamilton is real”, said Murray. “With so many opportunities in front of us, Vision 2020 and the City of Hamilton’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan both nearing the end of their lifespans, and with many of our key community partners involved in the same exercise, it’s the perfect time for us to talk to the people of Hamilton about what’s important for our city and help us shape the future over the next 25 years”.
June 15 Public Meeting – Waterfront Banquet & Conference Centre
At this meeting, participants will have a chance to learn about the project, share their ideas and hear some of the results of the campaign so far. Light refreshments will also be provided.
Space is limited, to register please visit:
Or Call: 905.546.2424 ext. 5913
For more information about the “Our Future Hamilton: Communities in Conversation” campaign, please visit www.hamilton.ca/ourfuturehamilton .