Saturday, February 22, 2020
Politics Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council, 2014-2018 Municipal Term

Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council, 2014-2018 Municipal Term

We have a newly elected Aurora Town Council for the 2014-2018 Municipal Term. A month passed since the Town of Aurora Municipal elections took place on October 27th, 2014. On December 2nd, 2014 Aurora officially commenced the new 2014-2018 Municipal Term with the Aurora Inaugural Meeting of Aurora Town Council at Aurora Town Hall. MayorGeoffrey Dawealong with Cllr John Abel (Deputy Mayor), Cllr Sandra HumfryesCllr Michael ThompsonCllr Jeff ThomCllr Wendy GaertnerCllr Harold KimCllr Tom Mrakas and Cllr Paul Pirri were sworn in. We elected this group, as our Mayor and our Aurora Town Council, to represent our community for the next four years. My (shaky motion) video highlights this historic event for Aurora.

People have always been so generous and kind to comment on my photography. However, the truth is I do not showcase my photography or videos, I showcase our community, the Town of Aurora. Our Aurora community is also a growing community. With continuous growth it is only expected to see more engagement from the public, I hope.

Perhaps I can touch more on the topic of community engagement. Community engagement does not mean that you have to go an extra mile to be involved in our community. Many of you are working families and it is hard to be involved. Sometimes I sense that people don’t engage because it may require extra working time, time they may not have. They do not want to commit. However, in my opinion, community engagement can be anything you do in our community.

“We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.” ~ Grace Lee Boggs

If you are staying informed by reading local newspapers, that’s engagement. If you are writing a letter to the editor, that’s engagement. If you are walking a local trail or attending town events, that’s engagement. If you are voting, that’s bonus engagement. And even if you are visiting Aurora Public Library – that is all community engagement. It means that you took the time to support our community by participating and staying informed.

In my opinion, staying informed and participating in local events are actually essential elements of community engagement. There are also other forms of engagement which may require more time to be invested in the community. These are volunteers who support local community groups, like Aurora Historical Society or Aurora Community Arboretum. Others may enjoy local politics and engage in events such as municipal elections or be members of town committees.

By sharing our knowledge, thoughts and views we can influence each other for a better community.

Speaking of politics, if you want to engage more in politics – watching Aurora Town Council meetings is recommended. As the new Municipal Term 2014-2018 kicks in, I encourage more of you to join the audience in Town Hall and keep me company. Stay engaged and enjoy footage of Aurora Inaugural Meeting.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

Aurora Year 2019 in Review

Town of Aurora

Town of Aurora 2019 Year in Review, My Perspective

Let me reflect on the Town of Aurora 2019 year in review from my perspective. I've decided to share below some of...

Aurora ON Year 2019 in Photos, Visual Changes

Today I am going to share with you some of the changes that took place in the Town of Aurora ON in...

More...

The Armoury is Now Open for Town Events, Aurora Family Day

The Armoury is now open to the public. It has been open for lunches and brunches in the last few months, but...

Emerald Ash Borer – LSRCA’s Ash Trees Treatment

Rarely in the past would I have stopped and read a notice board on trails. Circumstances have changed slightly - I like...

Sheppard Family Heritage Home, Sheppard’s Bush Winter Walk

Walking Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area in Aurora can be very educational. Our every visit is unique. There is always something new to...

Church Street School, Evening Photos

Church Street School, April 12, 2017, Town of Aurora, Ontario. Year built: 1885-86, Architect: Thomas Kennedy, Architectural style: Victorian. Currently - Aurora Cultural Centre.

Moon Garden, Aurora Memories from the Past

Memory by John McIntyre. As a boy growing up in Aurora in the 1950s and early '60s, I remember Moon Garden as Ray's...

Popular Key Words

Please do not take images from the Living in Aurora blog and do not re-post them on your website (especially if your site is of commercial nature) or your social media. This site is equipped with a plugin which allows you to share on different social platforms. The watermark on the photos is to identify the artist. Please read my copyright statement below.

Photos, audio & video, mixed media, and written content, Copyright © Anna Lozyk Romeo, unless otherwise specified. Use and/or reproduction, by any person or organization, of images or information contained on LivingInAurora.com blog is not permitted without the written consent of the respective owners of this blog. Unauthorized use of images and information from this blog constitutes a violation of international copyright, trademark, privacy and communication regulations.