Town Hall Meeting this Sunday – Ward 1

Late notice on here but we’ve been promoting it elsewhere for weeks – I will be having a town hall with Ward 1 Councillor Bonnie Ainsworth on Sunday, Jan 29, 11AM to 1pm, at Rooster’s Grill, in the plaza at the corner of Johnson and Grove.  Come on out, part of a broader effort to engage more residents and get out into neighbourhoods.

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.


2 Responses to “Town Hall Meeting this Sunday – Ward 1”
  1. Kelly Weedon says:

    Jeff, the blog is a terrific idea. I’m surprised no comments have been left thus far.

    The mini Town Hall meetings with each ward are a step in the right direction to engage the citizens of Barrie. Is there a schedule for the remainder of the wards? It would be a great idea to post the schedule on the city website and Facebook. Is there a date and location set yet for Ward 2?

    • jefflehman says:

      Hi Kelly – yes we will publicize future ones using this blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Yes Ward 2 will be next and we’ll get details out there as soon as it’s scheduled. The idea is one per month, moving through the wards in turn, although we may change that as circumstances arise.

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