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Elected representatives now have the opportunity to participate in a community support and mutual assistance program.
As a first step, a brainstorming session will take place in Huntingdon on February 22, 2016, between elected representatives and the community about the potential of a support and mutual assistance group for and by elected representatives. Elected representatives of all backgrounds and levels are in high demand to make decisions about the wellbeing of their citizens and the concerns these representatives need to address on a daily basis are becoming more challenging. Therefore, the communities of Haut-Saint-Laurent and Les Jardins de Napierville are inviting elected representatives to come express their needs and identify the ideal formula so that such an initiative can be implemented.
“One of the main concerns is a constructive inter-relationship between elected representatives and the community,” says Serge Séguin, director of the CDC Les Jardins-de-Napierville. By creating this support and mutual assistance group, the representatives would have access to a place where they can go to talk about the difficulties of their communities’ concerns and help each other.
An accompaniment will be offered as part of this program initiative. Support may also include a meeting of important, local players with the perspective of consolidating prosperous, constructive and sustainable relations with their lords of Parliament and the community. In this case, discussions could also be used to identify examples of tough situations to investigate in a group or individually.
Individual meetings and sponsorships may also be implemented since “everyone may have their own goals and come from their own local reality. Therefore, the preferred means must be adjusted,” says Rémi Pelletier, Coordinator of the CDC du Haut-Saint-Laurent.
In any case, all the options will be on the table and discussed with those interested during the meeting on February 22, 2016, in Huntingdon.