About

Kingston Electors

Welcome to our web site. We encourage your interest and involvement.

Like the civic improvement leagues of the 19th century, our goal is to foster good local government. Through this website, we are using 21st century tools to harvest ideas and create a dialogue that will help our community reach its full potential.

Who Are We?

A group of people who live in Kingston, have an interest in public policy and are committed to encouraging a wider and more in-depth discussion of issues that affect our community’s well-being.

Our Philosophy

Our community has a wealth of knowledge and experience. It is our goal to tap those resources and make them more readily available and better utilized in the decision making process.

There are already many ways in which citizens become involved in their community. This interactive web site is an additional tool in building a better informed, more involved community.

We invite people with information, creative ideas and opinions to contribute to this independent forum.

Our community has many traditional voices on a wide range of issues. We welcome those—but we are here to encourage new voices as well.

We are not a newsgathering agency. The media has its own role to play in influencing debate and public opinion.

It is our goal to promote ideas and discussion—-not individuals, programs or causes.Openness

To be effective, this website must remain credible, understandable and interesting. To meet that objective our editors select material on the basis of subject matter relevant to our goal and standards related to accuracy and fairness. Mutual respect is the foundation for debate on issues that are bound to be controversial. We recognize the difficult task this poses for our editors.

The Model

To encourage discussion and participation, we will commission contributions from those with established expertise in various issues of local concern. The public is encouraged to respond to these commissions by adding their own opinions and ideas.

We will also serve as a reference point for published works and links to other sites.

Funding/Governance

Initial funding for Kingston Electors has been provided by Nancy Foster, a member of the Kingston business community, a longtime advocate for better government at all levels and a former member of Kingston City Council. She is assisted by a Board of Directors including Helen Finley, Sally Barnes, Pat Collom, Helen Cooper, Phil Day, Dave Jackson, Graham Lodge, Derek MacPhail, Judith Mackenzie, Gillian Sadinsky, Mary Zureik and Richard Tindal. Web Design and guidance in the development of the site has been provided by Creative Effects Advertising and Design Studio, with technical support by Precambrian and Kingston Links.

The success and progress of the project will be monitored and assessed for ongoing and future financial requirements and the various ways of meeting those needs.

 

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