Virtual community meetings part of service review

Media Release

June 25, 2021


Virtual community meetings planned for July

as part of municipal service review

Residents from across Chatham-Kent are invited to take part in virtual community meetings next month to provide input on how municipal government services are delivered.

Meetings have been scheduled on a ward-by-ward basis and will take place through the MS Teams platform.

The process is being undertaken by the independent firm KPMG, a world-leader in professional business services.

KPMG has been retained by Chatham-Kent to assist in assessing the municipality’s current services and whether services can be delivered more efficiently and effectively within budget and resource capacities.

Community involvement is a key element in assessing municipal services and opportunities for change.

KPMG will be conducting virtual community meetings on: 

  • Ward 1 (West Kent) – Tuesday, July 13, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ward 2 (South Kent) – Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ward 3 (East Kent) – Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ward 4 (North Kent) – Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ward 5 (Wallaceburg) – Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Ward 6 (Chatham) – Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

If you are unsure of what ward you live in, please click on this link. https://www.chatham-kent.ca/localgovernment/Documents/Ward%20Map.pdf

Residents can participate in a variety of ways:

If you wish to speak during a meeting, you must complete registration through https://ckwardmeetings.eventbrite.ca by July 9. Each registered participant will have five minutes to voice their thoughts and provide feedback.

For those who don’t want to speak, registration is optional but encouraged to allow KPMG to gather information from registrants and prepare facilitation questions for the meetings.

 

For those who wish to listen in, you can join the virtual community meetings by phone or by accessing the link below:

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 1

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 103 998 895#

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 2  

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 861 894 033#

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 3  

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 109 507 660#

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 4

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 843 795 438#

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 5  

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 333 141 925#

Microsoft Teams Meeting Link - Ward 6  

Audio Only: +1 647 794 1236 Phone Conference ID: 929 337 744#

If you prefer to submit your feedback to KPMG directly, please send an email to Suk Bedi at sbedi@kpmg.ca or through Canada Post at the following address.

KPMG LLP

Attention: Suk Bedi, Senior Manager
115 King Street South, 2nd Floor
Waterloo, ON N2J 5A3

Mailed response will be accepted until July 23.


Related information:

CK Plan 2035 Vision Statement

A welcoming, healthy, prosperous community that is culturally rich and naturally innovative.

2018 – 2022 Council Priorities

Growth – Our population and economy is growing.

Environmental Sustainability – Acting today for a better tomorrow.

Community Wellness – Everyone is safe and able to thrive.

Community Engagement – The voice of the community is reflected in municipal decision-making.

 

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For more information contact

Steven Brown

Director, Budget & Performance Services

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3100

stevenbr@chatham-kent.ca

 

Jim Blake

Communications Officer

Municipality of Chatham-Kent

519-360-1998 x 3624

jimbl@chatham-kent.ca

 

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