Public engagement is an important aspect of being on City Council. In fact, some may say engaging the public is the number one job of City Councillors.
There are many ways that citizens can engage with City Council:
- Calling, faxing, e-mailing, mailing, or meeting with the Mayor or a Councilor. Visit Mayor and City Council to learn more about City Council and how to contact your Councilor.
- Speaking in front of Council to address a particular item, usually part of a statutory public hearing. Visit Council and Committee Meetings to find out how to register to speak.
- Participating on an agency, board, commission, committee or task force to provide input to Council in a variety of areas. Visit Agencies, Boards and Commissions to learn more.
Office of the City Clerk
The Office of the City Clerk overseas the legislative process and administer formal City Council business. Visit Office of the City Clerk to learn more.
The Office of the City Clerk is also responsible for two of the City’s biggest and regular public engagement efforts – elections (every 4 years) and the census (every 2 years). Please visit Edmonton Elections for more information about elections and 2014 Municipal Census for more information about the census.
City Vision and Strategic Plan
City Council has approved a set of guiding documents that set the course for Edmonton long term. This vision and strategic plan are the foundation for many of the discussions on more specific City projects, programs, sand services, which are the content of many public engagement activities. Please visit City Vision and Strategic Plan for more information about these documents.