Vision 3.0 Steering Committee
The role of the Vision 3.0 Steering Committee is to serve as the City Council’s appointees and act as liaisons between the community and the Council for the Visioning process. We help the City reach and engage all members of the community, work collaboratively with the consultant and City staff, occasionally meet with the City Council to share key insights or project milestones, and be advocates for the visioning process in their neighborhoods, communities, workplaces, etc.
I was invited to be on the Steering Committee by my Ward's City Councilperson. I couldn't say no - partially because I have a stake in how the city will continue to grow and change, being that I am a resident, and partially because I believe that the best way to help society move forward on a large scale is to act locally. And I will not be in this city forever - I may move away one day, or I will live out my life here, but either way one day others will be here to take my place, and I want to leave this city better than I found it.
Multicultural Advisory Committee
The Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) meets monthly with police staff to discuss topics important to their communities. The meetings are an opportunity for two-way communication and a way to enhance mutual understanding between police and the community. The MAC works with the Joint Community Police Partnership (JCPP), whose mission is to enhance communication and understanding between law enforcement and multicultural residents of these cities.
I was invited to join the MAC by the JCPP representative after a City Council meeting. After learning more about the MAC and its goals, I decided that I should volunteer and put my skills to use in bringing about positive change and growth in our community. The face of our community is changing, and it is important for diverse voices to be heard, and I am committed to helping people be heard and get involved.
If you would like to talk to me about your views of the city, suggestions about changes that need to be made, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will email you back as soon as I am able.