Come Out to the Burlington Inaugural City Council Meeting

It's seems like such a long time has passed since the Oct. 22 municipal election in Burlington.

When in reality, it has just been a month and soon the Inaugural City Council meeting will take place.

Burlington residents are invited to this meeting which will take place on Dec. 3 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

During the meeting, each member of council will be sworn in for the 2018 - 2022 term. The meeting will also feature a welcome address from Mayor-elect Marianne Meed Ward.

"I am excited to work with my new team on council to deliver on our commitments and honour the trust residents have placed in us," Meed Ward said in a recent press release.

"Burlington is a great city because of our people. I look forward to working with residents and businesses to make it even better."

After the meeting, Burlington residents can meet the Mayor and City Councillors as well as enjoy food and refreshments from local Burlington restaurants.

There will also be a cash bar as well as entertainment.

The meeting is free to attend, however, attendees must have a ticket due to the capacity of the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets will be available starting tomorrow, Nov. 23, at noon.

Those wanting tickets can get them in person at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Monday to Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m., at the door on the day of the event, by phone - 905-681-6000, or online - burlington.ca/inauguralticket

The 2018-2022 Burlington City Council features five first-time councillors and a new mayor.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward (new Mayor, former Ward 2 Councillor)

Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith (new)

Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns (new)

Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan (new)

Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte (new)

Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman (incumbent)

Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna (new)

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