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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 – 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 – Municipal Councillors OMB Reform Group

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Ward 5 Councillor Cilevitz Events - 2018
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Jul
Councillor Cilevitz’s Main 2018 Event ~ WARD 5 MUSIC FESTIVAL
  • DATE: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • TIME: 2 pm through 8 pm
  • LOCATION: Mount Pleasant Park, Richmond Hill
FREE ADMISSION - ALL AGES  A celebration of local singers / songwriters and their music showcased on two stages - 6 Hours of Live Music; Visual Artists; Food Trucks; Licensed Beer Garden; Vendor's Booths; Kids Activities; and much, much more!
Ward 5 Civic Engagement Committee

 

 

 

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!

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To contact the W5CEC Executive: w5cecx@gmail.com

Need Councillor Cilevitz’s assistance with a Ward 5 municipal matter?
Councillor Email: karen.cilevitz@richmondhill.ca
Direct Councillor Office Line: 905.771.2510
Councillor Cell: 416.806.7582

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