Pat publishes a printed newsletter annually but to save money and keep residents up to date, she also produces a monthly e-newsletter. Pat has always put communication first and in 1997, launched the Ward 9 Website - one of the first of its kind in Canada. In 1999, she introduced the online Ward 9 Newsletter to keep residents even better informed.
Pat is also active on social media with ongoing informative postings on both Facebook and Twitter.
Pat holds ward meetings regularly on various issues and provides opportunities for residents to voice their concerns, to comment or to ask questions on any matter. Pat also keeps residents up to date through mailings on specific topics as necessary.
Pat takes action immediately on every call, letter or e-mail to her office. She ensures that all concerns are directed to the proper staff person to deal with and follows up on every matter. Residents know that when they contact Pat, their concerns will be addressed right away in a comprehensive and efficient manner.
How does Pat keep in touch?
- Ward 9 Web site since 1997
- Ward 9 e-mail newsletter since 1999
- Printed newsletters and bulletins
- Online polls/surveys
- Prompt response to inquiries
- Open access to ward office
- Public meetings on local issues
- Site visits with individuals