The session will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and hosted by Desiree Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer, and Lana Foulds, Director of Financial Services. The hour-long session will include speakers from two Canadian municipalities who have undertaken participatory budgeting exercises in their community. Speakers will talk about their experience with participatory budgeting, what worked well, and lessons learned.
“Spend an hour of your day with us, learn more about participatory budgeting and share your ideas on what participatory budgeting could look like for the City of Kingston,” says Kennedy.
Introductions and opening remarks.
What is participatory budgeting and why.
Presentation by Ryan Hagey, Director of Financial Planning and Reporting, City of Kitchener.
Presentation by Melinda Jolley, Citizen Engagement Coordinator, City of Victoria.
Visioning exercise with question prompts from the project team to guide the exercise.
This visioning exercise is part of the City of Kingston public engagement series on the 2023 budgets. The session will be recorded, closed captioned, and livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel. To learn more about this work, visit our project page on Get Involved Kingston.