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How To Speak to Council or Committee

Grey County encourages your input. If your group wishes to speak about a certain topic at Council or Committee of the Whole, you can use the Online Presentation Request Form located below. You can also email Tara Warder, Committee Coordinator, or call 519-376-2205 ext. 1294.

All requests to speak to council or committee must be received at least ten days prior to the meeting date. Exceptions to this time requirement may be approved by the Clerk. 

The Name(s) of all speakers and the presentation subject matter must be provided to staff to include in the agendas and minutes. 

Presentations are limited to 10 minutes. Any slides or written materials must be received seven days prior to the meeting and can be emailed to Tara Warder.

Presentations to Council or Committee of the Whole may be refused if they are determined to be repetitive or outside of the County's jurisdiction.

Guidelines for Presentation Materials

The County of Grey is working to ensure that documents are accessible and easily understood by the public, Council members and staff.  When using visual aids, please be aware of the fonts and colours being used.  Below are a few basic tips to assist.

Tips for Accessible Presentations

  1. Font size12 - 18 (Helvetica, Arial and Verdana are accessible fonts)
  2. Avoid using ALL CAPS which are difficult to read; use Bold for emphasis
  3. When using Acronyms, write out the full version the first time it's used in a document
  4. Use high contrast colour combinations to improve accessibility for those individuals with low vision of colour blindness by avoiding these colour combinations:

Red and Green
Blue and Yellow
Dark Grey and Black
Yellow on Blue Background

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

The personal information contained in communications directed to County Council or its Standing Committees is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to assist Council Members in their decision making process.  

Please be advised that communications addressed to County Council and its Standing Committees will become part of the public record and will be placed on a public agenda made available through the County of Grey's website.

The County of Grey posts its minutes and agendas to the website and any information related to deputations, including names of presenters, will be included in the minutes and are public documents.

Questions about this collection should be addressed to the County Clerk at 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3E3 or by telephone at 519-376-2205.

Deputation Request

The personal information contained in communications directed to County Council or its Committees is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used to assist Council Members in their decision making process. Communications addressed to County Council and its Committees and any information related to deputations, including names of presenters, will become part of the public record and will be placed on public agendas and minutes made available through the County of Grey's website. Questions about this collection should be addressed to the County Clerk at 595 9th Avenue East, Owen Sound Ontario N4K 3E3 or by telephone at 519-376-2205 extension 1227.