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Inaugural Mayor’s Speaker Series ‘Innovation to Action’ Event Featuring Keynote Speaker Jennifer Keesmaat

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Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Deputy Mayor for Business and Red Tape Reduction Councillor Kelvin Galbraith are pleased to invite you to the inaugural speakers series event featuring renowned urban planner Jennifer Keesmaat for a discussion on housing, community development and growth in Burlington.

Jennifer is passionate about creating places where people flourish. Named one of the “most powerful people in Canada” by Maclean’s, one of the “most influential” by Toronto Life, and one of the top Women of Influence in Canada, she spent five years as the City of Toronto’s Chief City Planner, where she was celebrated for her forward thinking and collaborative approach to city-building.

The Mayor’s Speaker Series ‘Innovation to Action’ is a dynamic series aimed at inspiring positive change and practical solutions within our city through innovative approaches and tangible actions.

This will be a free event at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., on Monday, May 27. Pre-registration at burlingtonpac.ca/events/mayor-speaker-series is required — limit of 4 free tickets per person. Please note that seating will be first-come, first-served.

There will be a tradeshow in BPAC’s lobby from 6-7 p.m., followed by the main event from 7-8:30 p.m.

We look forward to you joining us!

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