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Councillor Blair Lancaster
Blair Lancaster was first elected to serve on Burlington City Council as the Ward 6 Councillor on October 25, 2010. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of Ward 6 at the municipal level.
Blair is looking forward to bringing the issues affecting residents to the Council table. Particularly, the issues that she heard during the many conversations she had with residents throughout the campaign.
Community involvement and volunteering are of great importance to Blair and residents will soon be hearing about plans to foster citizen engagement in Ward 6. The engagement process starts with communication streams, so she respectfully asks you to sign up for her newsletter on the city website.
Priorities for this term are:
Blair is committed to finding ways to engage our citizens at an earlier stage in decision-making and she wants to ensure our ward six residents’ voices are heard throughout our strategic planning process and on an ongoing basis. Over the next few months she will be establishing streams of communication and will look forward to hearing from you.
Value for our tax dollars;
We have tremendous services in our city and residents have indicated that they want assurances that the city is not wasting money. They want real value and they want us to spend money as if it was our own. Blair is committed to looking for efficiencies as well as gaps and opportunities for improvement.
Promote Best Practice in the City;
The application of more in depth best practice models will help to improve the quality of service that residents receive by providing measurable Key Success Indicators. Key success indicators will provide measurable goals in the beginning of planning which then establishes a path for accountability and transparency in reporting. Best Practice will help us in determining the value of services received in relation to dollars spent.
Blair is a lifelong resident of Burlington. The owner of Blair Lancaster Spa and Modeling Agency for over 36 years and former Executive Director of Breast Cancer Support Services.
She has served on many boards and committees including Breast Cancer Support Services, the Board of Governors at Sheridan College, The Foundation Board of Joseph Brant Hospital, Co-Chair of the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Capital Campaign in 1988 (raising $2,000,000 for their Maternity Child Unit) and was a member of the Shape Burlington Steering Committee.
Blair and her husband Brian Bourne live in Ward Six, together they have three children Martin, Jade and Stephanie. Blair looks forward to meeting you and your families on one of her numerous walks through the neighbourhood.
I invite you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, real-time information will also be posted on facebook and twitter.
Should you require more information please feel free to contact me directly.