Throughout 2015 and 2016 the Mayor’s Task Force on Public Engagement worked to review the City’s engagement practices, and gathered input from community members to create a vision for the future of civic participation in New Westminster.
On December 5, 2016, City Council adopted a new public engagement strategy that provides guidance for the City’s practices and aids in the delivery of high-quality public consultation. The Strategy includes a set of principles that establish the goals and standards for good public engagement in New Westminster. The Action Plan identifies recommendations and details strategic priorities, which were developed by the Public Engagement Task Force. Click here to find the Public Engagement Strategy and Action Plan.
In August 2017, the City hired a Public Engagement Coordinator who has begun implementing the Strategy and Action Plan. The Public Engagement Coordinator will also support staff with their consultation and engagement initiatives, and will foster new relationships with the community and other stakeholders.
Please see a list of our ongoing engagement opportunities below – we look forward to hearing from you!