Until August 31, I invite you to complete a brief online survey to share feedback and let us know how you want to be engaged by Halton Region.
Public engagement is essential to help inform the development of high-quality programs and services that support residents and community partners throughout Halton. It includes the many ways you can share meaningful input with us through avenues such as public meetings, open houses, focus groups, surveys and more.
We have experienced great success with many of our public engagement initiatives to date. For example, the 2014-2015 Citizens’ Reference Panel was essential to identifying resident priorities for the current Strategic Action Plan, which has acted as a roadmap for Regional Council and staff for the last three years. More recently, public engagement through four consultation sessions and an online survey have helped shape community safety and well-being priorities in Halton.
By completing our public engagement survey, you will help us continue this momentum. While we collect your responses, we are also researching current public engagement trends and best practices, developing community consultation guidelines and reviewing public engagement tools. This comprehensive review will help to enhance our current public engagement framework which is a priority set out in the Region’s Strategic Action Plan, and it will help us continue to offer convenient, accessible public engagement opportunities in the future.
We invite all residents, businesses and community partners to participate in the survey. I look forward to hearing from you—by working together, we help keep Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.