Port Hope Project Citizen Liaison Group Recruitment Underway

Community members invited to apply

Port Hope, Ontario (January 14, 2015) – The Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) is seeking six community volunteers to fill vacancies on its Port Hope Project Citizen Liaison Group (CLG). The 12‐member CLG provides a regular forum to exchange information and provide input about the project for the cleanup and long‐term safe management of historic low‐level radioactive waste in Port Hope.

The CLG brings together local representatives of the community with an interest in deepening their knowledge and awareness of the Port Hope Project. “Members learn about project activities and have the opportunity to provide their views and suggestions directly to PHAI staff,” said Marty Kapitan, manager, legal agreement programs, PHAI MO. “The CLG is one of the ways the community can interact with project staff through constructive dialogue.”

The CLG meets a minimum of four times a year, and members serve rotating two‐year terms. No special knowledge about the Port Hope Project is required to apply.

CLG membership is open to residents of Port Hope over the age of 18. Interested persons may apply as individuals or as representatives of a community organization or professional association. The deadline for applications is Feb. 6. To learn more about the CLG or to apply online, click here. Information and printed application forms are also available by phoning the PHAI MO at 905.885.0291 or by visiting the Project Information Exchange at 115 Toronto Road in Port Hope.