For Council in 2022
Count on me to…
Focus on the things that matter to our community
I believe having dependable, safe infrastructure in good condition is crucial to everyone. I will advocate for Collingwood to maintain and upgrade roads, sidewalks, our drinking water and water treatment systems, and other critical infrastructure in a timely, cost-efficient manner. I will push for sustainable growth and development that includes both affordable and attainable housing. I want to see effective traffic calming on our streets and a more accessible, affordable transit system. We need a new hospital, not a renovated one; council should aggressively lobby the province to fund our new hospital as soon as possible. I will fight to keep municipal costs and taxes low without compromising services or safety. I want to create a welcoming environment with less red tape to encourage and sustain business and industry. I believe as a council we should engage and communicate with the public more fully to be open and accountable.
Council serves the public interest, not the private or personal. I will use my experience as a writer and communicator to help keep the public informed of and engaged in the political process. Collingwood deserves better.
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Promote economic and financial sustainability
My experience as a three-term former councillor, a long-term volunteer, and a successful business owner will help ensure Collingwood spends your tax dollars wisely, and on the things that make this town a great place to live and work. I will ask all departments to develop low-to-zero-impact budgets without compromising core services. I will work to unravel red tape and make it easier to do business here. I will advocate for fiscal sustainability and responsibility at all levels of government as I have always done. I will push for better public transit, more affordable housing, and will make decisions that have a positive effect on our environment. I will encourage regional partnerships that develop better relations with our neighbours for business opportunities and collaborative growth. I will be your watchdog at council.
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Work for you, with your interests at heart
Collingwood is our home and it deserves the best from our council. I believe in this community and want to do the best for it and our residents. I want to bring back public advisory committees so we can better engage and include residents and businesses in political decisions. I will help improve relationships with our local industries, businesses, and with our downtown merchants. I will fight to reduce red tape in townhall and in our planning department to make it easier for businesses to grow and thrive here. I want Collingwood to continue to be a liveable, safe, welcoming, and affordable community for everyone, of all ages and incomes. Our community’s core interests and its greater good will be the focus of my term, as they always have been. I will read every staff report, document, and agenda; I will ask questions and make informed decisions before I vote. I will work for you and with you to make Collingwood better.
Count on me to speak out on your behalf at the council table.
I have proudly served this community at many levels for more than 30 years, both on and off council.