Mayor Goldring announces his Millennial Advisory Committee

Brad Smith

Media release from the Office of the Mayor

Burlington, Ont., April 7, 2016 – The members of Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee have been selected.

The committee will develop initiatives focused on how to keep and attract residents aged 18 to 35 in Burlington. It will also concentrate on creating opportunities to engage millennials with their community.

The members of Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee are:

  • Elizabeth Blanchard
  • Jessica Bowes
  • Kimberly Calderbank
  • Tyler Freeman
  • Rebecca Hinchcliffe
  • Maude Leger
  • Beth Martin
  • Mark McGuire
  • Phuong Nguyen
  • Darcy Oberding
  • Christopher Reuse
  • Julia Ricottone
  • Chris Ritsma
  • Brad Smith
  • Sasha Theron
  • Kayla van Zon
  • Ashley Venables
  • Karl Wulf

Interested applicants were asked to submit their name, age, contact information, profession/student status and a 500-word essay on their ideas for the committee that would help meet its mandate of helping Burlington foster and retain millennial-age residents. Applicants could live or work in Burlington.

Committee members will serve a term of one year starting April 2016. The committee will meet the second Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at rotating city facilities across Burlington. Meeting details and committee updates will be posted at

“I look forward to the ideas, insight and initiatives from this committee,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “If we want to be successful in attracting and keeping young people in Burlington, we need them to help us create that city. This is another example of how we are working with the community on great city-building. Everyone’s voice matters and we have the opportunity to learn a lot from each other.”