I sit on six different committees as a Councillor. You can watch most committee meetings (live or at your convenience), here.
Below are some updates about my activities on each committee:
Energy & Sustainability Community Advisory Group
I serve as co-chair (and the only Councillor) of this group, which is focused on providing community input and feedback on the Energy & Sustainability Framework that the City is currently creating to guide Regina in its goal to becoming a renewable city by 2050. We are currently finalizing the members of this committee and expect to hold our first committee meeting in April.
Operations and Community Services Committee
This committee meets monthly on Wednesdays to make policy recommendations to Council related to City operations and community services. A highlight for me of my work on this committee was my amendment to address the current backlog of sidewalk deficiencies as part of the 2022 budget considerations.
Regina Planning Commission
This committee meets monthly on Wednesdays to advise and assist City Council with respect to all matters pertaining to community planning and development. On this committee, I’ve consistently advocated for us to consider environmental implications and improvements in our planning process.
School Boards/City Council Liaison
This committee meets quarterly and I’m looking forward to our first meeting soon. During the campaign, I built a great working relationship with both Ward 8 public school board trustees and I look forward to collaborating with both school boards to create a sustainable, inclusive and vibrant community!
Wascana Watershed Advisory Committee/WUQWATR
I sit on this committee as an urban representative. It focuses on protecting the health of Wascana and Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds. We are working on finalizing a strategic plan and terms of reference for some Board committees. The next meeting and AGM is on April 23.
Regina Appeal Board
I’ve sat on this Board on an interim basis as it is moving to a resident-only committee. I attended two meetings in which residents appealed orders made respecting community standards and property maintenance. It is expected that this committee will be fully transferred to a resident Board by May 1, 2021.