Councillor Drop-In Sessions

Councillor drop-in sessions are intended as an informal opportunity for Councillors to reconnect with residents, or meet new ones, and hear their feedback, ideas and concerns. The goal is to encourage face-to-face meetings with Councillors, in a relaxed and safe setting, in the newly established office at the County's Main Administration building.  

January 2023

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
2
Statutory Holiday - Offices Closed
3
Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM

456
Councillor Ratcliffe
9 AM - 12 PM

91011
Councillor Northcott
9 AM - 12PM

1213
161718
Reeve Lougheed
9 AM - 12PM

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2324252627
Councillor Swanson
9 AM - 12 PM

3031



February 2023

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday


12
Deputy Reeve Mehlhaff
9 AM - 12 PM
 
3
678910
Councillor Graham
9 AM - 12 PM

1314
Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM

151617
2021222324
Councillor Ratcliffe
9 AM - 12 PM

2728



March 2023

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday


1
Councillor Northcott
9 AM - 12PM

23
678
Reeve Lougheed
9 AM - 12PM

910
1314151617
Councillor Swanson
9 AM - 12 PM

2021222324
Councillor Graham
9 AM - 12 PM 

2728
Councillor Cermak
1 PM - 4 PM

293031


What initiated Councillor drop-n sessions? At the June 14, 2022 Regular Council Meeting, Council made notice of motion that directed Administration to schedule Councillors, on a weekly rotation, for a 3 hour ‘drop-in’ session with residents in the Councillors’ office, beginning September 2022, to allow Councillors and residents opportunity to additionally engage and discuss matters of interest (you can read the minutes from this meeting here).

With the intent to provide additional opportunities, outside of the formal public engagement process, for Councillors to build relationships, share information and hear what is on people's minds. It ensures Councillors are visible, easily approachable and available to hear from residents on a regularly scheduled basis.

This item was brought to the June 28, 2022 Regular Council Meeting for discussion, (read the full item here!) where Council made the following motion: 

RES-273-2022 Motion by Councillor Gennifer Mehlhaff that Council directs Administration to schedule Councillors, on a weekly rotation for a trial period of one year from start, at a salary basis, for a 3-hour ‘drop-in’ session with residents in the Councillors’ office, beginning September 2022, to allow Councillors and residents opportunity to additionally engage and discuss matters of interest.  

CARRIED

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