At each regular meeting of Council or Committee of the Whole, Council invites presentations by citizens or other parties with concerns about issues affecting Maple Ridge.
The Mayor is pleased to provide greetings to Maple Ridge residents celebrating a birthday of 75 years and up, as well as to Maple Ridge couples celebrating an anniversary starting at the 40th. Greetings are issued in five year increments, e.g., 75, 80, 85, etc. for birthdays or 40, 45, 50, etc. for anniversaries.
When creating a letter to submit for Council's consideration, please include your daytime contact information. Unless you indicate otherwise, your letter may be included on a public Council agenda and will become public information.
The Mayor's Office receives numerous invitations to various events that take place in and around Maple Ridge. Please provide details as to the specific role that you would like the Mayor to play at your event and a schedule of events. On certain occasions, the acting Mayor or a member of Council may represent the Mayor at events.
A petition is a formal written request made to an official person or organized body. A petition can play an integral role in the communication between residents and elected officials. Petitions should be addressed to the Mayor and Council and request that a particular action be taken that is within the authority of the City of Maple Ridge. A petition is considered a public document and all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of Mayor and Council, staff and the general public.
The Mayor's Office is pleased to provide a Letter of Welcome for your souvenir, promotional or event program for events taking place in Maple Ridge.
The Mayor enjoys the opportunity to meet with citizens to discuss issues affecting our community, and hearing from people investing in our community through their business ventures or community service.
Guidelines for Council Correspondence
The following guidelines ensure that all Council correspondence is responded to in a timely manner and that all members of Council have access to the responses on matters that are important to you. This approach ensures that correspondence receives consistent and accurate responses reflecting the official policies and procedures of Council and the City of Maple Ridge.
Correspondence addressed to Mayor & Council received via email will receive a reply from the Mayor’s office acknowledging response of the email and providing information on who will be replying to the email. All staff responses to Mayor and Council correspondence will be shared with all members of Council.
Individual members of Council may forward an email to the Mayor’s office for reply, rather than responding directly, especially where the correspondence relates to a policy or technical matter requiring the input of City staff. As with emails sent to the Mayor and Council email, a reply will be sent from the Mayor’s Office acknowledging receipt of your email, rather than a direct reply from the Council member.
Council members exercise discretion in reviewing their emails and may choose to respond directly if it is a private matter.
When creating a letter to submit for Council's consideration, please include your daytime contact information.