by Kevin Yarr,
Originally published: January 19, 2017
Town committees in Stratford, P.E.I., now have more women, more youth, more newcomers, and the mayor expects that will lead to better decisions for the town.
The town has had regular citizens on committees for years, but changed the appointment process last year. It asked people to fill out applications online, which involved getting information about a person's background, experience and skills.
The recently announced committees now have an almost equal number of men and women, along with some younger people and newcomers, said Mayor David Dunphy.