Open Forums

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2018 Open Forum Event Details

RAHB is back on the road with our Open Forums! Come discuss with us what matters to you over a continental breakfast and enjoy engaging presentations from local guest speakers. Plus, this Full RAHB Members-Only event is absolutely FREE! Seating is limited, so be sure to register now.

Glen Norton

Glen Norton

Glen was appointed to the position of Director – Economic Development Division at the City Of Hamilton on December 1, 2016.  Previously, he was the Manager of the Urban Renewal Section within Economic Development. His Division is accountable for new business investment in the city, the creation of new living wage jobs, and the growth in the non-residential tax base. Glen has diverse experience that spans both the public and private sectors and joined the City as a Senior Business Development Consultant in 2009.

Judy Lam

Judy Lam

Judy Lam is the Manager of Urban Renewal Section within Economic Development at the City of Hamilton. Judy joined the City in 2012 where she leads her team focussed on the revitalization and development of properties within Hamilton’s six downtowns, commercial corridors, and 13 Business Improvement Areas, via innovative programs that include financial incentives and marketing programs.  Judy also oversees the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council which promotes the successful settlement and integration of all newcomers to Hamilton.

Norm Schleehahn

Norm Schleehahn

Norm Schleehahn is the manager of business development for Hamilton’s Economic Development Division which is the City’s central point of contact for business assistance.  Its services are geared to serve new start-up companies, corporate relocations, and the expansion and retention of existing business.  In his current capacity as Manager of Business Development, Norm oversees one of the most aggressive business retention programs in Ontario. He also manages the co-ordination and development of all marketing initiatives related to economic development including the City’s award winning  investinhamilton.ca website.

Hamilton Open Forum

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Place: The Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre (Waterview Room)
555 Bay St. N., Hamilton, L8L 1H1

Session Summary: The upcoming Hamilton Community Open Forum will feature the latest updates on initiatives undertaken by the City of Hamilton. Glen Norton, Judy Lam and Norm Schleehahn from the Hamilton Economic Development Division will present the updates.

Cost: FREE
(RAHB Members Only)

Time: 9:30 a.m. check-in
10 a.m. opening remarks

Parking: Free (On-site)

Registration Open Now

 

Sponsors

Phil Caldwell

Phil Caldwell

Phil Caldwell, MCIP RPP joined the City of Burlington’s Department of City Building in 2013 and has over 11 years of experience working in both upper/lower and single-tier municipalities in Canada. Phil graduated from the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning and has since developed a wide range of experience related to urban intensification matters including Downtown policy and land use planning for the City of Calgary, implementing Community Improvement Plans (CIP) for brownfields in the Region of Waterloo as well as experience developing a broad range of creative city building policies as part of the team developing Burlington’s new Official Plan.

Samantha Romlewski

Samantha Romlewski

Samantha Romlewski, MPL joined the City of Burlington’s Department of City Building in 2015 after graduating from the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. She has since developed experience from working on a wide range of files and projects for the City’s Urban Design team as well as helping to execute comprehensive public engagement initiatives and secondary planning as a member of the Mobility Hubs planning team.

Burlington Open Forum

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Place: Wellington Square United Church (St. Paul’s Hall)
2121 Caroline Street, Burlington, L7R 1L7

Session Summary: The City of Burlington has set a new course for the growth of the city. After running out of traditional greenfield/subdivision land and making the decision to not expand the urban boundary, Burlington has ended sprawl. The City will focus future population and job growth to key areas of the City called Mobility Hubs: consisting of the downtown and areas around the three GO train stations. Burlington’s Mobility Hubs will be planned to be complete, compact and sustainable communities founded on key elements including: walkability; expanding parks and green space; creating new and improved pedestrian and cycling connections; creating a diverse range of housing, including those that serve families and residents of all ages; stronger retail and business communities and achieving a mix of jobs and employment types. City staff will discuss the Mobility Hubs Study, which began in early 2017 and which will result in the creation of secondary plans and new land use permissions for the four Mobility Hubs in Burlington.

Cost: FREE
(RAHB Members Only)

Time: 9:30 a.m. check-in
10 a.m. opening remarks

Parking: Free (On-site)

Registration Open Now

 

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