The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Durham Community Roundtable invites local residents to provide input on the future of Durham Region

WHITBY, ON April 24, 2014 - Durham Region Health Department, as a member of the Durham Community Roundtable is seeking input from area residents on the future of our community. Input is requested covering a number of key areas of common interest, including ways to foster engagement and the role of the community in building resilience and supporting healthy and safe communities.

“We invite community residents to have their say about key issues that affect them where they live, work and play,” explained Jean Nesbitt, Director, Public Health Nursing and Nutrition with Durham Region Health Department. “Our hope is to foster meaningful engagement with the community and incorporate this feedback to assist with planning for the future.”

Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback by completing a survey at The survey will be available until May 5. The community can also provide feedback by emailing the committee at A final report will be made available to the public when completed.

The Durham Community Roundtable consists of community leaders representing key sectors in Durham, who will connect with the larger community to have a focused conversation about the future of our community.

Members of the Durham Community Roundtable include: Dr. Hugh Drouin, Durham Region Social Services Department; Leo Plue, Abilities Centre; Don Lovista, Durham College; Robert Howard, United Way; Denise Cashley, Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth; Oliver Forbes, Community Development Council of Durham; Audrey Andrews, Durham Region Diversity and Immigration Program; Scott Burns, Durham Regional Police; Martyn Beckett, Durham District School Board; Howie Herrema, farmer; Jean Nesbitt, Durham Region Health Department; and Mike Goodyear, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.


Media inquiries:
Glendene Collins - Health Department 905-668-7711, ext. 2999