As a member of the Burlington Sustainable Development Committee from 2011-2016, Gareth worked as part of a team of volunteers to study and comment on official City and Regional plans and decisions that affect Burlington’s growth, mobility, energy concerns and by-laws. Just some of the city initiatives Gareth worked on include:

Gareth discussing the SDCs work with Ward 3 Councillor John Taylor
  • New Official Plan
  • Strategic Plan 2015-2040
  • Mobility Hubs Plan
  • Rural Agriculture Strategy
  • Community Energy Plan
  • Response to Enbridge Line 9 reversal project
  • Site Alteration By-Law Update
  • Private tree by-law study (not implemented by Council)
  • Niagara to GTA (NGTA) Corridor Provincial Highway Study
  • Community Gardens
  • Cootes to Escarpment Ecopark
  • … and countless development proposals
Gareth appears as a guest on the TVCogeco program Burlington Matters hosted by Mayor Rick Goldring in 2016

In 2015 and 2016, Gareth served as Chair of the Committee and represented Burlington at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Sustainable Communities Conference in 2016, networking with municipal leaders from across the country.