Joey Coleman: City of Hamilton fails to advertise citizen appointment opportunities

City of Hamilton fails to advertise citizen appointment opportunities

*I sent the following correspondence to City Council’s Selection Committee tonight noting, for the record, my concerns about an oversight that may prevent citizens from engagement on volunteer boards and committees. *

Councillor Johnson, Chair of Selection Committee

The City of Hamilton’s official website page for citizen appointment vacancies states “There are currently no citizen opportunities available on Volunteer Committees.” – http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/CitizenAppointmentstoABCs.htm

As such, citizens interested in appointment to volunteer committees could be unaware of opportunities being considered by Selection Committee.

I encourage the committee to consider updating the City of Hamilton website  and to provide for a period of time for interested citizens to apply for Boards and Committees that appointment is not time-sensitive.

I believe the committee should provide for future vacancies to be noted on the City’s official website as the site indicates current citizen appointments opportunities are posted to it.

Thank you for your consideration,

Joey Coleman
Citizen