Frustrated volunteers ditching city advisory committees

By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, November 23, 2018

The City of Ottawa is once again recruiting volunteers to serve on its five citizen advisory committees, but some of the people who answered the call last term say they wouldn't raise their hands again.

Some even quit in frustration before completing their four-year stint.

I just felt there would be better ways to use my time.

- Adrienne Yuen , former advisory committee vice-chair
Members of the city's environmental stewardship advisory committee summed up the experience by saying they felt "underutilized and often ignored" by councillors on the standing committee to which they reported.

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