Are the City of New Westminster's committees engaging enough?

The City of New Westminster has retained outside expertise to help determine if the city’s committees are engaging enough.

A staff report to council states the city’s advisory committees are the missing component of its public engagement strategy.

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The plan is to review the city’s committees to ensure they’re providing the engagement and direction the city needs to make good decisions.

Robin Prest from the SFU Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, who worked with the city on its public engagement strategy, is now working with the city on this project.

According to the report, it’s hoped the process will be completed in time to allow for a reorganization of city committees for 2020. Recruitment of 2020 committees begins in September 2019.

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