Day in the Life – Apr 28th

Have had some requests for something on my schedule, so here is yesterdays.  Most days Mon-Thurs are 12-15 hours long, shorter on Fridays and weekends.  If you are the Mayor, you better love meetings, because that’s what you do…

April 28th 2011

8:00 – Breakfast meeting

9:00 – Tour and meeting along with Cllr. Nuttall, at The Common Roof on Ferris Lane, looking at their shared space model to cut costs through jointly housing social services

10:30 – Meeting with an interested resident regarding co-ordinated delivery of services to the marginalized in Barrie

11:15 – Emails, calls – trying to reduce the backlog

12:15 – Lunch at my desk, reviewing and signing documents

1:30 – Meet with CEO and staff of P3 Canada regarding a potential investment in one of the Barrie’s capital projects

2:30 – Meet with President and officers of R&M Plastics, who are relocating to Barrie this summer. 

3:00 – Weekly briefing from senior staff in preparation for Monday’s General Committee meeting

4:00 – Open house on the Mayor’s Plan for transit, at the Bus Terminal.

7:00 – Ward 4 Town Hall at Kozlov Mall with Cllr. Barry Ward and Chief Mark Neelin

9:30 – Blackberry to respond to a few more emails, etc.  Watch a bit of the playoffs.

About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.

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