Leadership and integrity
As your Deputy Mayor, I will bring considerable experience to the table: three consecutive terms on council, a dozen years in local media covering regional politics, two decades serving on Collingwood’s boards and committees.
I am currently on Simcoe County’s library, museum and archives board and the South Georgian Bay source water protection committee.
I owned and operated a successful local retail business, which taught me financial management and budgeting. I’m a contributor to Municipal World and Pipeline magazines on municipal issues, and an author of four published books, with decades of experience in media and publishing.
I manage communications for a non-profit association that advocates for municipal water issues. I’ve taught courses on website design and media relations, volunteered for humane societies and the Optimists Club, and I even ran a local ukulele group. I’m an avid reader.
I have the experience and the knowledge to be your Deputy Mayor.
As your Deputy Mayor, I will help Collingwood move forward and look to our future. My goal will always be open, accountable government that serves the greater good.
As your Deputy Mayor, I will ensure we have an open, ethical council to rebuild trust with the public and staff, and to restore our town’s reputation.
I will address the pending financial crisis with well-managed, balanced budgets that have the least impact on taxpayers without sacrificing our quality of life. I will help our town achieve its full potential through sustainable fiscal management and controlled spending.
I will fully support our hospital’s redevelopment on its chosen site.
I will champion a return of public committees and public engagement, rebuilding collaborative regional relationships, our waterfront enhancement, economic development focused on local jobs and industry retention, and maintaining and upgrading our infrastructure, trails and parks.
Collingwood deserves better. You can help us accomplish that this election by electing a council dedicated to Collingwood’s best interests.