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

www.lisahelpsvictoria.ca

250.661.2708

@lisahelps

2019 Mayor's Community Drop-In Schedule

All drop-ins are 90 minutes in length.

*Please note, the Cook Street Activity Centre encourages a scent-free and pet-free environment. Service animals are welcome.

January 8 - Community Drop-In Report
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

January 22 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

February 5 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

February 20 - Community Drop-In Report
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

March 5 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

March 19 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Cook Street Activity Centre, 308 Cook Street Unit #1

April 2 - Community Drop-In Rreport
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

April 15 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

May 1 - Community Drop-In Report
4:30 to 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

May 28 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

June 25 - Community Drop-In Report

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

July 9 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

July 23 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Cook Street Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street #1

September 3 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

October 1 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

October 15 - Community Drop-In Report
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

November 19 - Community Drop-In Report
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

2020 Mayor's Community Drop-In Schedule

Please see the 2020 dates below. Times to be confirmed. All drop-ins are 90 minutes in length.

*Please note, the Cook Street Activity Centre encourages a scent-free and pet-free environment. Service animals are welcome.

January 7, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

February 4
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

March 3
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

March 31
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

May 12
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Cook Street Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street #1

June 9
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

July 7
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

August 11
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

September 1
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
*Cook Street Activity Centre, 380 Cook Street #1

October 6
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

November 10
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall

December 8
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mayor's Office, Victoria City Hall