CVCA AGM 2021 Highlights

The City View Community Association (CVCA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 15, 2021 via Zoom. Documents from the meeting can still be accessed on the CVCA website. Here are the highlights of the meeting:

Board Members Approved

The CVCA was thrilled to welcome Laura Cohen to the Board as well as the re-elected members. Your CVCA Board for 2021 includes:

  • Jill Prot, Co-President
  • Nancy Wilson, Co-President
  • Basim Baassiri, Director, Webmaster
  • Laura Cohen, Director, Traffic Calming
  • Alysha A. Cunningham, Director, Communications
  • Karin Lynch, Director, Green Space & Trees
  • Anya Mihailovic, Director, Planning & Zoning
  • Fred Mills, Director, Seniors

The executive positions of vice-president, secretary and treasurer will be filled by current sitting directors and will be determined by the Board at their next meeting. 

Recognizing Retired Executive Members

The CVCA expressed their gratitude and thanks to Joan Clark, past president and David Clark, past treasurer. The CVCA is grateful for their immense contributions and commitment to the community over the past seven years. In addition, past executive members Nick Tinker and Doris Luckert were recognized for their advocacy and commitment to City View’s green space and trees. 

Big Thanks to the Rink Team!

The CVCA expressed gratitude on behalf of the community to Rink Team Lead Stuart Ginn and the team of volunteers: Brody Rafuse, Stephan Biljan, Craig deRidder, Ben Siebarth, Doug Sasaki, Russ MacDonald and Terry White. They ran a schedule to keep the community rink flooded, cleared and skateable during a time when we needed it most. In addition, past Rink Team Lead, Todd Austen, was recognized for his contributions over the past five years. 

Revised Constitution & Bylaws Approved

The revised CVCA constitution and new bylaws were approved. The revised constitution now and new bylaws reflect CVCA’s current incorporated status and include a code of conduct for board members. Thank you to Paul Francis of Francis Lawyers for their work on these documents.  

Financials Approved for 2019 & 2020

The CVCA financial statements for the last two years were presented and approved. Note that there was no AGM in 2020 resulting in dual years being presented. In 2019, CVCA’s revenue was $4,990 and expenses were $6,482. In 2020, revenue was $3,293 and expenses were $1,375. It was a quiet year with few expenses due to Covid-19 and lack of social events. As of Jan. 1, 2021, the CVCA’s balance was $3,978.

FCA President Presentation on City Official Plan

Alex Cullen, President of the Federation of Citizen’s Association (FCA) provided an informative presentation on the City’s draft official plan and how it may affect City View. The CVCA thanks Mr. Cullen for his time and dedication to the greater Ottawa community.

Committee Updates

Updates were provided by the following CVCA committees: executive, events, communications, seniors, planning & zoning, and greenspace & trees.

Councillor Chiarelli Ward 8 Update

Councillor Chiarelli and staff provided an update on current initiatives throughout the ward. Councillor Chiarelli was pleased to announce new traffic calming signage that will be installed at every entrance of the neighbourhood. These signs will remind motorists of the 40km/h speed limit and include the City’s “Slow Down for Us” imagery. 

Next Meeting

We would like to thank all residents who attended the AGM as well as Councillor Chiarelli’s office for lending us their Zoom platform for the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact us through the online form or email The next CVCA Executive Meeting will be held on May 13, 2021.

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