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Dozens of residents volunteer to serve on city committees

'It's really heartening and quite exciting' to see volunteers willing to serve, says Coun. Emond
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Volunteers are the backbone of any community.

Earlier this week, that was evident once again as dozens of local citizens volunteered to fill vacancies or continue to serve on various civic committees. 

"As a member of the selection panel, I once again want to commend the citizens of Orillia who have put their names forward to serve on boards and committees," said Coun. Ted Emond.

"It's really heartening and quite exciting when you sit down with a full array of resumes to review and look at the excellent credentials of those who in our community are (committing to) volunteer service. Thank you."

He also noted several committees still have openings if anyone is interested in serving.

Here are the appointments council committee announced:

Council re-appointed Coun. Ron Stevens, as the Severn Township representative on the Orillia Public Library Board for a four-year term to expire Nov. 14, 2022.

Council re-appointed the following members for a three-year term to expire Nov. 14, 2021:

  • Ellen Field to the Orillia Youth Opportunities Committee
  • Mike Zecchino, as the Georgian College staff representative on the Town and Gown Committee
  • Chris Glover, as the Lakehead University staff representative on the Town and Gown Committee
  • Theresa VandeBurgt, as the Lakehead University student representative on the Transit Advisory Committee

Council appointed the following new members for a three-year term to expire Nov. 14, 2021:

  • Kym Kennedy, to the Commemorative Awards Committee

Council appointed the following new members for a four-year term to expire Nov. 14, 2022:

  • Lee Hanson, to the Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Tim Adamson, to the Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Doug Anderson, to the Licensing Appeal Tribunal
  • Darlene Elder, to the Orillia Public Library Board
  • Sarah Gosney, to the Waste Management Advisory Committee
  • Deborah Watson, to the Waste Management Advisory Committee

Council appointed the following members to the Orillia Food Committee for the one-year trial period:

  • Chris Peacock, as the Orillia Food Bank representative
  • Lori Hunter, as the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit representative
  • Katherine Whiteside, as the Georgian College representative
  • Darcy MacDonell, as a citizen representative experienced in food sustainability
  • Emily Wilson, as a citizen representative experienced in food sustainability

Council appointed the following members to the Affordable Housing Committee for a three-year term to expire Nov. 14, 2021:

  • Cam Davidson
  • Linda Goodall

Council appointed Jeff Mayhew to the Recreation Advisory Committee, to replace Racheal Costello who has recently resigned, for the remainder of the term to expire Nov. 14, 2020.

Council appointed Richard Weese to the Active Transportation Committee, to replace Derrick Hough who has recently resigned, for the remainder of the term to expire Nov. 14, 2020.




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