City Seeks Volunteers for Imagine Fredericton Citizens Advisory Committee

May 13, 2016 - The City of Fredericton is calling for community volunteers to provide input on the development of a new Growth Management Strategy and Municipal Plan.

Imagine Fredericton is the exciting community process the City is using to create this new strategy and plan, which will provide a policy framework to guide the city’s physical development over the next 25 years. The City is seeking residents from all walks of life with vision, energy and passion for the community to work collaboratively on the Imagine Fredericton Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).

The strategy and plan will be based on the collective aspirations of citizens on how to best preserve and enhance the city’s quality of life. To this end, the Strategy and Plan will take into consideration important social, economic and environmental issues and objectives. It will link transportation needs and land use planning and will provide guidance on matters such as environmental protection, open space and community facilities, housing, urban design, heritage protection, and future economic growth.

The purpose of the Imagine Fredericton CAC is to advise Fredericton City Council on the development of a comprehensive 25-year municipal plan. The Committee will act as a community sounding board, advising the project team (comprised of municipal staff and consultants) and City Council on community-based issues during the Plan’s development. The Committee will also serve as ambassadors within the community to actively promote public involvement in the planning process.

Committee members shall serve for the duration of the municipal plan process (approximately 12 to 18 months). The Committee will meet regularly throughout the development of the Growth Management Strategy and Municipal Plan, with meetings scheduled monthly or at a frequency necessary to support the Municipal Plan development. The City’s Growth & Community Services Department will provide resources and support to the Committee in the course of its work.

These are volunteer positions and, as such, no remuneration is provided.  Anyone interested in serving on the CAC is asked to submit a letter of interest answering the following two questions:

  1. Why do you want to be involved in Imagine Fredericton?
  2. What do you hope Imagine Fredericton will achieve?

In addition to the letter, please also provide a brief résumé demonstrating qualifications and experience, to the undersigned on or before Friday, May 27, 2016.

Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 397 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 1B5, Telephone: 506-460-2857, Fax: 506-460-2905, Email: cityclerk@fredericton.ca

To find out more about the City’s current Municipal Plan, visit www.fredericton.ca and search “Municipal Plan.”