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City improves online access to more than 40 services

Visit “I want to” at guelph.ca to access City’s most popular online services Guelph, Ont., Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Guelph introduced a new way to access its most popular digital services and released two new online tools. In January, 2016, the City asked Guelph citizens what online services would make their lives or businesses better. Of the 44 ideas that citizens contributed, the following were selected based on feasibility, departmental readiness and cost. I want to: A central hub to find more than 40 of the City’s most popular online services. The services listed will change each season based on what’s new and used the most. “I want to” is available on the homepage of guelph.ca. Waste reminder: This tool sends… Continue reading City improves online access to more than 40 services

New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.

Guelph, Ont., March 8, 2016 – The Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. (GMHI) Board of Directors has appointed Pankaj Sardana to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc., effective immediately. Day-to-day operations of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. (GHESI) will remain under the leadership of Kazi Marouf, who will continue in his role as GHESI Chief Operating Officer reporting to the new CEO. “With more than 30 years of experience in the energy sector and an impressive set of skills in finance and treasury operations, accounting, regulatory affairs, commodity trading, load forecasting and other aspects of the electricity distribution business, the GMHI, GHESI and Envida Boards of Directors have great confidence that Pankaj Sardana is ideally… Continue reading New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.

City Council restructures Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

Guelph, Ont., March 8, 2016 – Guelph City Council is announcing governance changes to Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc. is a company set up by Guelph City Council to manage select city assets for the purpose of maximizing revenue potential and strengthening community prosperity. City Council is streamlining its oversight of GMHI, providing elected officials with increased oversight of decisions that directly affect the community. “The change reflects this Council’s philosophy about governance. Direct Council oversight of GMHI decisions that affect the City of Guelph will ensure better alignment of City assets, resources and strategic planning” says Guelph’s mayor, Cam Guthrie. The changes are expected to serve City Council for a period of up to 18 months, at which point progress and… Continue reading City Council restructures Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

Mayor Guthrie to host Town Hall meeting Wednesday, May 13

GUELPH, ON, May 11, 2015 – Mayor Cam Guthrie will present his State of the City address and take questions at a Town Hall meeting this Wednesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at Guelph City Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and no RSVP is required. WHAT Mayor’s Town Hall meeting: State of the City presentation and open Q and A session WHO Mayor Cam Guthrie WHERE Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Council Chambers WHEN Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7 p.m.   For more information: Kate Sullivan Communications Assistant Mayor’s Office 519-822-1260 extension 2558 Kate.sullivan@guelph.ca

Mayor Guthrie highlights liveability, affordability in first State of the City address

GUELPH, ON, April 24, 2015 – In his first State of the City address since being elected Guelph’s Mayor, Cam Guthrie said Guelph needs to maintain its high quality of life while being an affordable place to raise a family and run a business. “Some would have you believe that Guelph faces a choice: we can be a great city with high taxes, or we can be an affordable city with few services and amenities. I reject that. I believe Guelph can be a great city that is also affordable,” Mayor Guthrie said. In his remarks, Mayor Guthrie set out his vision for achieving affordability by attracting jobs and investment; focusing on excellent core municipal services that deliver value for tax dollars; achieving efficiencies and… Continue reading Mayor Guthrie highlights liveability, affordability in first State of the City address

Mayor Farbridge wins national award for leadership in sustainability

GUELPH, ON, September 16, 2014 – Mayor Karen Farbridge has been named a member of Canada’s Clean50 for 2015 for leadership at a municipal level that makes city living more sustainable, and further as a member of Canada’s Clean16 for being the most outstanding honouree in the Clean50’s Cities category. The awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group to recognize 50 people from 16 different categories who have “done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years,” said Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer of Delta Management Group. This year’s honourees were selected from a pool of more than 550 candidates. Mayor Farbridge will join 110 past and present Clean50 honourees in Toronto tomorrow to… Continue reading Mayor Farbridge wins national award for leadership in sustainability

Guelph’s Mayor honoured with national City Builder Award

GUELPH, ON, June 2, 2014 – The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is honouring Mayor Karen Farbridge with its City Builder Award, which recognizes “a leader whose bold vision and ability to implement change represents true city building.” In announcing the award, the CUI congratulated Mayor Farbridge for “leadership in sustainability, community energy and the revitalization of downtown Guelph.” The City Builder Award is one of four 2014 Urban Leadership Awards that will be presented on June 25 in Toronto. The annual Awards recognize individuals who are making profound impacts on the quality of life in Canada’s urban regions. As part of the event, Mayor Farbridge will join the three other honourees for a panel discussion moderated by Corporate Knights founder Toby Heaps. “I am honoured… Continue reading Guelph’s Mayor honoured with national City Builder Award

Mayor Karen Farbridge elected Vice-Chair of Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario

Guelph, Ontario, February 11, 2014 – The Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario (LUMCO) has elected Mayor Karen Farbridge as its Vice-Chair. Mayor Farbridge will serve with LUMCO’s newly elected Chair, Barrie’s Mayor Jeff Lehman. She will become Chair in two years. “I’m honoured to be elected as Vice-Chair of LUMCO, and I look forward to working together with mayors of other large Ontario cities to keep urban issues and opportunities front and centre,” said Mayor Farbridge. LUMCO is made up of 26 mayors representing cities with populations of over 100,000. Their members collectively represent 67 per cent of Ontario’s population. Mayor Lehman succeeds Mississauga’s Mayor Hazel McCallion, who is retiring. LUMCO works to advance the standards of municipal government through public policy development, advocacy… Continue reading Mayor Karen Farbridge elected Vice-Chair of Large Urban Mayor’s Caucus of Ontario