Open Door Fridays Report

Open Door Fridays was a six-month program that empowered community members to discuss needs and opportunities around inclusion, diversity and accessibility, directly with Mayor Ken Popove.

From April to September, Mayor Popove set aside two Fridays a month to meet virtually with residents.

Date Topic Follow-Up
May 14, 2021 Accessibility The Mayor followed up with the Recreation and Culture department on swim times specific for individuals with disabilities and provided the resident with additional information.
May 14, 2021 Accessibility and Climate Justice The Mayor followed up with Operations and asked that they look into opportunities for grants for bringing salmon back to the slough.
April 9, 2021 Diversity
April 9, 2021 Rats
April 9, 2021 Accessibility Connecting individual to Design Review Advisory Committee or other committee opportunities for participation
June 25, 2021 Accessibility Connecting individual to the Accessibility Advisory Panel
June 25, 2021 Accessibility Operations staff were made aware of accessible washroom needs for Walden Park and on the Rotary Trail.

Links shared or requested at Open Door Fridays Meetings:

Open Door Fridays is an initiative of the Action Plan for the Mayor's Task Force on Inclusiveness, Diversity and Accessibility. It aligns with Goal #5 in the Plan, "Create opportunities for marginalized voices and identities to have access to City of Chilliwack decision-makers." (more information)