Thursday, May 16, 2019
File Number: 
2019-15

PITT MEADOWS, BC – After considering community and staff feedback, Mayor and Council have decided the new name for the former Governance & Priorities Committee (GPC) will be the Engagement & Priorities Committee (EPC).  

“It was important for us that the committee name reflects its mandate, which is priority issues as well as Council’s commitment to engagement,” said Mayor Bill Dingwall. “The new name, Engagement & Priorities Committee, clearly communicates the purpose and vision of the committee and is supported by staff and the community through a public engagement process.”

A decision was made to rename the committee after feedback indicated that the former name “Governance & Priorities Committee” needed to be more relatable to the community.

Last month, the City asked the public to help name their newest committee which was established following an extensive review of the City’s committee structure. The new committee facilitates two-way dialogue between Council, the community and technical committees in a less structured meeting format. It also creates an opportunity for Council to focus on their strategic priorities.

Input from the community was collected between March 25 and April 18 in a two-phased approach that included collecting name suggestions and then asking the public to vote on their favourite name.

The City and Council would like to thank everyone who participated through the online engagement by submitting name suggestions and voting.

The next EPC meeting is scheduled for June 11, 2019. The topic of discussion is currently being finalized. More information, including the meeting time and agenda will be posted online. Visit pittmeadows.ca/councilmeetings.

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For more information please contact:
Carolyn Baldridge,
Manager of Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.ca
p. 604.460.6704

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