Mayor's Community Drop In

Join Me In Conversation

"In Community: The Structure of Belonging Peter Block writes that “the leader is held to three tasks: to shift the context in which people gather, to name the debate through powerful questions, and to listen rather than advocate, defend or provide answers.” This is the spirit in which I’m piloting a new format of the mayor’s regular time with the public.

As Mayor, I want members of the public to have the opportunity to drop in and see me. It’s also important for me that people have an opportunity to meet others, engage in conversation, and share thoughts, ideas and concerns, and to build community and a sense of belonging.

 To this end, I have been holding my regular time with the public every two weeks as a community conversation rather than a series of 10 minute one-on-one meetings, as has been done in the past. This allows me to hear your hopes, ideas and concerns for our city, but not in a vacuum. Others can chime in too. My experience is that the public has lots of wisdom, the ability to make connections, and to help come up with solutions.  I’ll take notes and make sure that if you do have something that needs to be passed along to one of our operational departments or to Council for consideration, that’ll happen.

I look forward to welcoming you on the comfy couches in the Mayor’s office and to making you a cup of tea."

Lisa Helps, Victoria Mayor



2017 Mayor's Community Drop In Schedule

All drop-ins are 90 minutes and take place in the Mayor's Office at City Hall (unless otherwise noted).

January 3 - Drop in Report
2 p.m.

January 24 - Drop in Report
4:30 p.m.

January 31 - Drop in Report
12 p.m. at Cook Street Activity Centre

February 6 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.

February 21 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.

March 7 - Drop in Report
4:30 p.m.

March 21 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.


April 11
12 p.m. at Cook Street Activity Centre

April 18 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.

May 2 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.


May 30 - Drop in Report
4:30 p.m.

June 13 - Drop in Report
11:30 a.m.

June 27
11:30 a.m.

July 11
11:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

August 1
4:30 p.m.

August 8
11:30 a.m.

Sept 5
4:30 p.m.

Sept 12
12 p.m. at Cook Street Activity Centre

Sept 18
11:30 a.m.

Oct 3
11:30 a.m.

Oct 10
11:30 a.m.

Oct 31
11:30 a.m.

Nov 14
11:30 a.m.

Nov 28
4:30 p.m.

Dec 12
12:15 p.m.

Dec 19
12 p.m. at Cook Street Activity Centre

2016 Mayor's Community Drop In Reports

January 8  - Drop in Report

January 22 - Drop in Report

February 5 - Drop in Report

February 19 - Drop in Report

March 4 - Drop in Report

March 8 - Drop in Report

April 1 - Drop in Report

April 15 - Drop in Report

April 29 - Drop in Report

May 10 - Drop in Report

May 13 - Drop in Report

May 27 - Drop in Report

June 10  - Drop in Report

July 12 - Drop in Report

July 8 - Drop in Report

July 22 - Drop in Report

Sept 2 - Drop in Report

Sept 16 - Drop in Report

Nov 8 - Drop in Report

Nov 25 - Drop in Report

Dec 16 - Drop in Report