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Summary: Councillor Kelly's Ward 5 Rural Summit Workshop

Updated: Jun 7

Councillor Kelly's Statement:

On Saturday, June 1st, we had a very busy day at the West Carleton Community Complex as we hosted the Ward 5 Rural Summit Workshop as part of the first rural summit in 15 years.

We spent two sessions between 9-5 discussing a range of topics affecting rural residents and heard directly from residents on how the City can do better for residents of Ward 5 and all of rural Ottawa.

I would like to thank the Ward 5 resident working group members Shirley Dolan and Ken Homes for their amazing efforts to help organize this event, the City staff who took their Saturday to be here, and of course the many residents who came out to take part. Now we look toward the Rural Summit this fall and the actions that follow.

Thank you to Mayor Mark Sutcliffe for joining us and for his support on this initiative. Thank you to my awesome rural council colleagues for all their efforts in making this a success so far and to some of my non-rural council colleagues for coming to West Carleton-March yesterday to listen to rural concerns.

If you missed our Ward 5 Rural Summit Workshop on Saturday, you can still provide input here:

You can also view the video from the workshops that contains:

  • opening remarks

  • the Mayor's comments on his support of the Rural Summit

  • City Staff telling us what they heard from Ward 5 residents at the workshops

  • Councillor Kelly's closing remarks



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