A New Council for Richmond Hill

On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, the new Richmond Hill Council held its Inaugural Meeting. The meeting was well attended by the general public. Each Councillor signed the Oath of Office and had an opportunity to outline some of the important priorities that need to be addressed in the next four years.  

As I said during my remarks at this meeting, Council has a great deal of work to do in the coming four years. Over the past several years, Council has endorsed a number of foundational policies that position us well for the growth that we will experience. While growth related challenges will continue to present themselves to our community, I believe there are also many opportunities to build a community that is even greater than the one we have today. I am optimistic for our future and I look forward to the coming term of Council and being able to serve my community as the Ward 4 Council member.
Our Strategic Plan vision outlines the importance that we place on involving our community in our decision making. The vision statement reads, “Richmond Hill – Where People come together to build our community”. It is important that our citizens be engaged and involved in charting our future direction. I would encourage everyone to feel welcome to participate in the decision making with us at Council. The input and viewpoints I gather from speaking to my fellow Richmond Hill citizens are always valued and appreciated. 
In an effort to help residents stay informed I publish this monthly e newsletter. I hope you find it informative and I would encourage you to share this with your friends and neighbours. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns my email address is [email protected], my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sincerely,
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Photo – Richmond Hill Council Inagural – Swearing the Oath of Office