Golden holding young adult focus group

The Town of Golden is hosting a focus group for citizens ages 18-35 to see what this group wants from its municipality.

The Town of Golden wants you to become more involved and wants you to tell them how you want to do it. On Thursday, February 13, the Town of Golden will be hosting a 1-hour focus group aimed at 18-35 year olds at 5 p.m. The intention is to hear your concerns, your opinions and tell us how we can improve the way the Town of Golden communicates with you.

Citizens between the ages of 18-35 have a much lower voter-turnout than the older demographic. The Town of Golden is hoping to raise that number by addressing the issues and interests of this age group. Without voting or becoming involved, it is very difficult for the Town of Golden to create a community that caters to everyone. This one-hour focus group will begin the process of addressing community issues that affect the 18-35 year old demographic.

“As local government, it is a top priority is to engage all citizens in the community,” Mayor Christina Benty said. “”Through events like the Community Conversations, we have been able to engage with general public, but there is still a gap with the younger generation. Engaging the 18-35 year old age group is a national challenge we want to help address.  Through this focus group, we hope to learn how to tackle this issue and shrink the gap so that local government will continue to work for everyone.”

If you would like to take part in a one-hour focus group for the Town of Golden, please email faith.dusevic@golden.ca or call 250-344-2271.   There will be snacks and refreshments provided at the event.