Cornwall ON – Mayor Bob Kilger is looking to build on Cornwall’s recent success as he heads out on the campaign trail in search of another mandate from the electorate.
Kilger has shifted his re-election campaign into high gear this week, culminating with the official opening of his campaign office at the southwest corner of Water and Marlborough Streets on Friday, October 1 at 4:30 p.m. Members of the media and the general public are welcome to attend.
The Mayor’s optimism is fuelled by a record amount of public and private sector investment and construction activity that’s taking place throughout Cornwall, with more to come. Projects such as the new Shoppers Drug Mart distribution centre, the redevelopment of the Cornwall Community Hospital and St. Lawrence College facilities, the new Benson Centre sports facility and the new low-level bridge of are helping to reshape Cornwall as it continues to transition away from its industrial past.
There’s also a growing sense of confidence and optimism in the future from community residents themselves, the Mayor believes.
A large part of this optimism has been the creation of new jobs at dozens of area companies, incuding StarTek, SigmaPoint, Teleperformance, Service Canada and just recently announced, Scotiabank. Other key developments include investments by the Harden Group, Seaway Valley Community Health Centre, the Cornwall Hospice and OPG.
“Four years ago, Cornwall stood at the crossroads. Today, it stands ever more confident and optimistic. Cornwall’s future is brighter than it has been for a very long time, and I want to help the city reach its full potential,” Kilger said.
An experienced leader and concensus-builder, Kilger has worked hard over the past four years to develop strong, positive working relationships with city council and city administration, MP Guy Lauzon and MPP Jim Brownell, community organizations and neighbouring municipalities. “These positive relationships are critical to the good management and improved economic growth of the city,” he added.
As for priorities, Kilger believes sustainability and fiscal responsibility will be key issues for the city in the years ahead.
“It’s important that as we continue to welcome new investment, that we work to sustain this level of activity and continue to keep the costs of living as low as possible”, he said.
“With more jobs on the horizon, Cornwall is in a great position to grow. Together we are building for today, and tomorrow.”