Showing posts from October, 2014

Joan Mavrinac Answers Re: Community Engagement and Empowerment

1.  I think that community advocacy is one of the great strengths of West Windsor.   There are a significant number of formal and informal groups who have come together to address issues that are important to them.   As a Council member, I think that making myself available to these groups, familiarizing myself with their objectives and helping them along in any way that I might would be my role. Networking groups with the resources they might need, as well as facilitating access to City administration and City resources. 2.  This is a very important issue to me.   I will resist the sale of any park. The more park space and better use of park facilities has a direct co-relation with the health of communities.   The Windsor-Essex population suffers from unusually high rates of Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiac disease and Obesity.   We need to help our residents young and old to adopt healthy habits and exercise.   Green space in a community can play a significant role in keeping the populatio

John Elliott Answers Re: Community Engagement and Empowerment

1. Yes I share this value because we all have to play our part in our community to make it better in any way we can.   I believe starting with the youth is important because they will be the community leaders of tomorrow.   Engaging them now promotes a strong message and plants the seed with the youth that they must be the torch bearers of a community that needs to be even better than what it is now.   Youth have to be made to feel that they are the community ambassadors to serve and protect their communities.   2.  I canvassed the entire Bridgeview neighborhood and spoke in length with the residents.   They would like to see the parks maintained and utilized for their family purposes. Yes I feel that the   parks in Ward 2 should be preserved however we can also look at the parks on an individual basis and make determinations on what could be done with them by consulting consistently with the residents that reside around those parks especially.   My vision is a