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City seeking resident participation in Committees of Council

January 29, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton is recruiting citizens to serve on two committees of Council, to ensure that the community’s interests are well-represented on key issues: the new ad-hoc Bilingualism in Moncton and Downtown Development and Revitalization committees. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2013.

“As a municipal government, we are closest to the people. We’ve found that when residents are directly involved in making things happen for their community, with the support of City staff and Council, we achieve great things, which continue to make Moncton a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family,” explained Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “I encourage citizens with appropriate background to apply.”

The following committees of Council are seeking new members:

  • Bilingualism in Moncton 
    • Define the meaning of equality with regards to bilingualism at the municipal level; make recommendations to City Council regarding practical measures City Council and the Corporation of the City Moncton could undertake to advance the City of Moncton as a truly bilingual city.
  • Downtown Development and Revitalization
    • Advise Council on the development, growth and revitalization of Downtown Moncton, with regards to, for example, developing incentives, identifying barriers to development and finding solutions, as well as seeking partnerships.

In addition, while new members aren’t currently required, a pool of interested residents may be used to fill future vacant positions for the following Committees of Council: 

  • Accessibility Committee
  • Committee on Poverty
  • Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee 
  • Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee
  • Moncton Cultural Board
  • Moncton Heritage Preservation Review Board
  • Moncton Sports Wall of Fame
  • Order of Moncton
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee

Mandates vary between one to three years in duration, with possibility of renewal. Typically, committees will meet once a month. Members must be residents of Moncton or conduct business in the city.

Full details on all City of Moncton committees, boards and commissions, as well as the application form, are available online or by sending an email to info@moncton.ca

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Media Contact:

Nicole O. Melanson
Communications Officer
City of Moncton