June 17, 2020
Have your say on the County Council composition review
Visit Speak Up, Oxford! to send a comment or fill out the 7-question survey
Residents of Oxford County are being asked to give their feedback on a Council composition review that will look at the number of members on Council, the election of the County Warden, and how voting is carried out during Council meetings.
To have a say on the Council composition review, residents can visit www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup to fill out a short, 7-question survey or submit a comment. Feedback can also be sent directly to the County Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak Up, Oxford! includes more information on the review, including a timeline and the June 10 Council report with full details. An online public meeting on the Council composition review will take place on Wednesday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Public feedback will be used to prepare a report and recommendations to County Council, and will also be shared with area municipal councils as they prepare their additional feedback. The final Oxford County Council report will be submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Oxford County is required by legislation to review its council composition and reach decisions by December 1, 2020. Any changes would take effect at the beginning of the 2023-2027 Council term.
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 121,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.