April 30, 2014
Securing our future through a community sustainability plan
Oxford’s municipalities now recruiting for Community Sustainability Steering Committee
November 3, 2014
An exciting community engagement program has been launched in November called "FutureOxford".
Residents are invited to imagine what a sustainable Oxford County will look like in the year 2030.
The future vision for Oxford County can be shared in a number of ways:
- FutureOxford contest calls for submissions of videos, photos, music, art work or written stories/essays. Prizes will be awarded in elementary school, secondary school, and adult divisions.
- World Café community events are being hosted across Oxford County. World Cafes are small informal group discussions over coffee that will help define the community’s vision for a sustainable Oxford County.
More initiatives planned in early 2015 will allow community members to share ideas, vote for their favourites and have their input included in defining sustainability in Oxford County. Visit FutureOxford.ca for further details.
August 6, 2014
The Community Sustainability Plan Steering Committee met in Woodstock on Monday, July 21, 2014. Read the minutes
June 25, 2014
Oxford County Council approved the appointment of 15 community members to the Community Sustainability Plan Steering Committee at its June 25 meeting.
Read the news release
Read Council Report CAPSO 2014-165 with Terms of Reference
Recruitment to the Community Sustainability steering committee
April 30, 2014
If you have a keen interest in your community, along with social, financial or environmental expertise that can help guide a brighter future for Oxford, the Sustainability Committee wants you.
Oxford County residents interested in submitting an application to serve on the Community Sustainability Steering Committee should submit a resume with covering letter and three references in confidence before Friday, May 16 at 4:00 p.m. to:
Brenda Tabor | Oxford County Clerk
Oxford County | 21 Reeve St., PO Box 1614
Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
519-539-9800, ext. 3002 | 1-800-755-0394
Read the news release: Are you part of our sustainable future? Oxford's municipalities now recruiting for Community Sustainability Steering Committee (April 30, 2014)
What is the Community Sustainability Plan?
The Community Sustainability Plan is the County’s best chance for success in influencing a range of decisions that impact quality of life in our communities for generations to come, including new landfill development, source water protection, caring for an aging population, waste management and other concerns. The Plan will be founded on a decision-making framework that balances the County’s collective social, environmental and financial interests.
View the County Council presentation: Community Sustainability and Action Plan (March 26, 2014)
Read the news release: County maps out community sustainability and action plan (March 26, 2014)
Read the Council Report: CAO 2014-04-Community Sustainability and Action Plan (March 26, 2014)
Role of the Steering Committee
The Community Sustainability Steering Committee will ensure there is a community-based approach to sustainability in Oxford County.
Applicants to the Committee should be local residents with knowledge or experience in social issues, culture, health and wellness, environmental issues, seniors' issues, youth issues, business and finance, rural issues, urban development, or other "quality of life" areas that help shape a secure future.
The Steering Committee will decide how the work of developing a community sustainability plan will unfold by identifying action items.
Ad Hoc Committee
The Ad Hoc Committee will recommend Steering Committee composition and local council representatives. Members include:
Oxford County Warden Don McKay (East Zorra-Tavistock)
Oxford County Deputy Warden Margaret Lupton (Zorra)
Oxford County Councillor Ted Comiskey (Ingersoll)
Oxford County Councillor Marion Wearn (Blandford-Blenheim)
Oxford County Councillor Pat Sobeski (Woodstock)
Tillsonburg Councillor Mel Getty
Norwich Councillor Pat Lee
South-West Oxford Councillor Ron Sackrider
Select "News releases"