Attending community events is important for mayors and councillors alike. While at events we learn from a diverse range of community members about what matters to them. Participation by a city’s leadership at these events is also a way to recognize the hard work that groups and organizations put into creating an engaged and vibrant city.
While I attend a number of community events in my role as city councillor, during August and September I attended some events (below) as acting mayor (for my first turn). Each councillor takes a turn as acting mayor, attending events on behalf of the Mayor when the Mayor is unavailable.
Opening remarks at the Applied Mathematics, Modeling, and Computational Science Conference