Wanted: Civic-Minded Volunteers!
The Parkallen’s Civics Committee needs you!
We are looking for individuals interested in joining our Civics Committee to represent Parkallen and promote the best qualities of life in our community. This includes being actively involved in positive growth and development in Parkallen. The Civics Committee is dedicated to hearing from and advocating for all Parkallen residents. Our purpose is to represent the community and promote Parkallen’s interests in matters relating to planning and development issues that affect us all.
Find out more about the Parkallen Civics Committee
Wednesday January 16, 7-9p.m.
“Before you can speak on behalf of your community, you must first find out what they think”
EFCL Planning & Development motto
We conduct surveys, hold community information meetings, respond to individual residents’ concerns, and provide outreach and education through the Parkallen website, newsletter and social media.
More specifically the Parkallen Civics Committee:
Represents the community in planning and development matters and helps residents understand and respond to development notifications
Participates in ongoing City of Edmonton public engagement events, development workshops or, occasionally, represents Parkallen on special city planning committees
Provides written responses to City of Edmonton Administration reports and, as required, presents community support or argument to Council regarding development and planning initiatives that affect the community
Provides education, information and outreach about current planning and development matters that affect the community
Organizes community outreach events such as the March 2017 Drainage Meeting and conducts surveys
Liaises with neighbouring communities or community organizations on matters of mutual concern, like the Rollie miles Athletic Park Master Plan
Strikes ad-hoc committees, such as the Parkallen Drainage Committee. This committee represents Parkallen in public engagement with Epcor in the design of dry ponds as part of an overall Flood Mitigation Strategy.
The Parkallen Community League would also like to create a Parking Committee* to oversee the circulation of petitions to enact parking restrictions, as has already been done on 112 A Street and the west end of 70 Avenue and is currently being done on 112 Street and the west half of 63 Avenue. (*Note the Parking Committee would be under the direct authority of the Parkallen Community Association Board of Directors)
We would love for you to join us! If you are interested in learning more about the Parkallen Civics Committee, please email email@example.com and join us at the next Civics Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. We will provide orientation and mentoring. The City of Edmonton also provides Planning Academy courses free of charge to those interested in learning about the growth and changes Edmonton is experiencing. https://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/urban_planning_and_design/planning-academy.aspx