KAREN CILEVITZ – WARD 5 COUNCILLOR, RICHMOND HILL – PRONOUNS: SHE/HER
Karen Cilevitz has lived in Richmond Hill since 2009, and is a proud Ward 5 resident elected to the Ward 5 Councillor seat in 2014, re-elected for a second term in 2018, and re-elected for a third term in 2022. She has 3 adult children who live in Ontario. A lifelong volunteer and community activist, Karen served as Chair of the DDO Defenders for 6 years, leading this grassroots community advocacy group in protecting and conserving Richmond Hill’s iconic David Dunlap Observatory Campus and surrounding lands as a public legacy.
Her dedicated work on the DDO file, and her work with residents and residents’ groups defending the Town against over-development, led Karen to run for public office. She prides herself as a steward of our natural environment, working towards conservation of our greenspaces and protection of our wildlife. An avid amateur astronomer, Karen has the distinction of having a Main Belt Asteroid named in her honour – Asteroid 108382 Karencilevitz. Karen’s commitment to her residents as Richmond Hill’s Ward 5 Councillor demonstrates her dedication to public service excellence, ensuring all Ward 5 residents receive her undivided attention as their elected representative on Council.
COMMITTEES AND BOARDS
Chair, Council Member – Accessibility Advisory Committee – 2018-2022 & 2022-2026
Chair, Council Member – David Dunlap Observatory Park Steering Committee – 2022-2026
Chair, Council Member – Heritage Richmond Hill Committee – 2022-2026
Vice-Chair, Council Member – Official Plan Update Committee – 2022-2026
Council Member – Capital Sustainability Steering Committee – 2022-2026
Council Lead – Ward 5 Civic Engagement Committee (W5CEC) – 2014-2018; 2018-2022; 2022-2026
Member – Blue Dot Richmond Hill
Member – Clean Air Council – Clean Air Partnership
FOR ALL YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION ON COUNCIL & COMMITTEE MEETINGS – Click on “Council Meetings” at the top or bottom of website page
SONGS FROM THE HILL 2023 – SUNDAY JULY 9, MOUNT PLEASANT PARK – WARD 5 MUSIC FESTIVAL HOSTED BY COUNCILLOR KAREN CILEVITZ
To view the Songs from the Hill 2023 photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10161127753168185&type=3
SAVE THE DATE: Join Councillor Cilevitz and CAYR to celebrate PRIDE IN THE PARK 2023 on Saturday, September 23rd, 12 pm – 5 pm, at the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre-Amos Wright Park, 19 Church Street North, Richmond Hill – Details to follow, watch this space!
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Ward 5 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Ward 5 Civic Engagement Committee (W5CEC) is a unique Ward Committee overseen by Councillor Cilevitz with participation by and with Ward 5 residents. The W5CEC is comprised of the Executive Committee and residents living in Ward 5. The Committee hears and discusses matters of concern and/or interest to Ward 5, and works in a pro-active manner to reach consensus on decisions/directions to Councillor Cilevitz in the best interests of the residents of Ward 5, and in keeping with in-place policies which guide and direct our municipality as a whole. We meet as a group three times a year for informative, inclusive discussions, and host regular Ward 5 Resident Community Meetings presenting many topics for informal, engaging discussions between Councillor Cilevitz, guest speakers and presenters, and residents.
NEXT MEETING – FALL 2023 – Watch this space for details!
All W5CEC meetings are held at the Central Public Library, 2nd Floor, 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill
Please welcome our new 2022-2026 W5CEC Chair – Pat Pollock
Need Councillor Cilevitz’s assistance with a Ward 5 municipal matter?
Councillor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Councillor Office Line: 905.771.2510 Mobile: 416.806.7582
NEXT MEETING: Fall 2023
Watch this space for more information!