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You’re Invited: Attend the Inaugural Meeting of the 2022-2026 Term of Burlington City Council

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*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Nov. 2, 2022 — The inaugural meeting for Burlington’s newly elected City Council will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 440 Locust St. Members of the community are invited to attend the meeting to watch Burlington’s Mayor and members of Council be sworn in for the 2022-2026 term. A livestream of Council meetings is also available online at burlington.ca/calendar

“I encourage members of the community to join in the public reception and first inaugural Council meeting where your newly elected Council will be officially sworn into office. The event will include the swearing in of Members of Council, an inaugural address from the Mayor-elect and local entertainment throughout. All are welcomed.” — City Clerk Kevin Arjoon, City of Burlington

Details

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
Place: Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St.
Time:

  • 5:30 p.m. – doors open
  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – musical entertainment and refreshments
  • 6:30 p.m. – meeting starts, with reception to follow

Free tickets to attend

The inaugural meeting of the new Council is free to attend, and attendees are encouraged to get their ticket for admission in advance from the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tickets will be available starting Friday (Nov. 4) at noon. To get your free ticket, contact the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Box Office:

  • in person, Tuesday to Saturday, between noon and 4 p.m., including at the door on the day of the event
  • by phone at 905-681-6000
  • online at burlingtonpac.ca

Accessible seating is available, please contact the Burlington Performing Arts Centre box office.

2022-2026 Burlington City Council

“I’ve been honoured to lead a council team that has delivered on your priorities – and we did so while supporting our residents and businesses through an unprecedented global pandemic and two-year State of Emergency. Your Burlington City Council is looking forward to continuing to work hard on your behalf. It takes all of us working together – council, staff, community and government partners – to get things done. I invite the community to join in the celebration as we usher in a new term of Council.” — Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

The four-year term of office for the elected representatives is Nov. 15, 2022 to Nov. 14, 2026. The members of the newly elected City Council include:

Mayor
Marianne Meed Ward

City and Regional Councillor Ward 1
Kelvin Galbraith

City and Regional Councillor Ward 2
Lisa Kearns

City and Regional Councillor Ward 3
Rory Nisan

City and Regional Councillor Ward 4
Shawna Stolte

City and Regional Councillor Ward 5
Paul Sharman

City and Regional Councillor Ward 6
Angelo Bentivegna

Burlington is a city where people, nature and businesses thrive. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at burlington.ca/subscribe and follow @CityBurlington on social media.

Quick Facts

  • Voting for the Burlington 2022 municipal election took place between Oct. 11 and 24, 2022.
  • In 2022, 27.6 per cent of eligible voters in Burlington voted in the municipal election. In the 2018 municipal election, 39.79 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot.

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