Karen Cilevitz has lived in Richmond Hill since 2009, is a proud Ward 5 resident and was elected to the Ward 5 Councillor seat in 2014. 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.
Council Member, Chair – Civic Precinct Task Force (2014 – 2017)
Council Member, Vice-Chair – Civic Precinct Project Steering Committee
Council Member, Vice-Chair – David Dunlap Observatory Park Steering Committee
Council Member, Vice-Chair – Yonge BRT Steering Committee
Council Member – Heritage Richmond Hill Committee
Council Member – Richmond Hill People Plan Task Force
Council Member – Richmond Hill Economic Development Task Force
Council Member – Richmond Hill Business Leadership Council
Advisory Board Member – Chorus York
Advisory Board Member – Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra
Advisory Board Member – York Region Food Network
Municipal Advisor – Leadership Team: PFLAG Canada York Region
Member – Blue Dot Richmond Hill
Member – Clean Air Council – Clean Air Partnership
Member – Working Group for OMB Reform[/su_column][/su_row]
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Ward 5 CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Ward 5 Civic Engagement Committee Executive:
- Marian Nalley – Chair
- Adam Grachnik – Vice-Chair
- Larry Green – Vice-Chair
- Maureen Capotosto- Secretary
- Hayden Cheung – Youth Outreach Director
- Member-At-Large – Enid Mills
- Member-At-Large – Richard Rupp
- Councillor Karen Cilevitz
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.
STAY TUNED FOR ALL W5CEC UPCOMING COMMUNITY TOWN HALL EVENTS 2018!
To contact the W5CEC Executive: email@example.com
Need Councillor Cilevitz’s assistance with a Ward 5 municipal matter?
Councillor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Councillor Office Line: 905.771.2510
Councillor Cell: 416.806.7582