On June 30 the 2nd annual Mayor’s Mingle was held at the Central Huron Community Complex in Clinton. The mingle was an informal event geared towards Central Huron residents who are interested in talking to Central Huron council one-on-one and learning about what is happening within the municipality.
Three presentations were delivered at the event. Joanne Facilla, the director of social research and dialogue at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), delivered a presentation regarding the future location of the nuclear waste deep geological repository project. Brenda MacIsaac, the clerk for Central Huron, then spoke about the upcoming changes to the municipal election and discussed how, in the future, the municipality will be ditching the traditional ballot in favor of internet and telephone voting. And, Claire Fleming, the last speaker, described her and her brothers fundraising bike tour across Canada and accepted a Youth In Motion certificate from Mayor Ginn.
Before and after the presentations, various citizens took the chance to talk to the Mayor directly which the Mayor himself encouraged. This is one of the ways we are making it easier for residents to come and express their opinions on all topics without the need to go through the formality of a council meeting, stated Mayor Ginn, we know people have questions and this is a great, casual event to come and have those questions answered.
Tara Ostner, The Clinton News Record – Thursday, July 3, 2014 4:00:05 EDT PM