CFN – Yesterday I went to the South Stormont Township Hall and registered to be a candidate for councillor for the municipal election in October. I have been an observer of the municipal council this last term and now I want to be an active participant.
During this past term of the South Stormont Council I have witnessed a well run operation that has managed the affairs of the township very well. However the attitude at the township council has deteriorated as of late with increasing dissention and confrontation. My goal in becoming a councillor is to bring back the feeling of teamwork and unanimity of attitude to do what is best for all of South Stormont. There is lots of work to be done to improve the economy while continue to ensure the rights of taxpayers with minimal cost. The current combative attitude in council only gets in the way.
What I bring to the table is experience, perspective, honesty, and hard work. My work experience in both the Federal Government and the food industry has taught me that policies and regulations can be respectfully challenged and changes can be made. Since my return to the area in 2007 I have been active in the community becoming a director of the local Chamber of Commerce and supporting local events such as the Long Sault Farmer’s Market and the Ingleside Craft Show through participating as a vendor and reporting the events as a journalist. I am very proud and grateful to be living in South Stormont and I hope I can be even more proactive in maintaining and improving our quality of life.
More information about my personal history and basic attitude of life can be found on my web site under the “About Me” tab: www.coffeyscoffee.com
It is early in the election campaign and for those of you who want to keep informed the Township has a web page which lists all candidates.
While other levels of government appear to be more interesting to the average person, the seat of federal government is in Ottawa and that of provincial government is in Toronto. Your municipal government is in your own neighbourhood and interacts with you every day. Please pay attention to the upcoming election so you can make an informed decision on who you want to represent your interests.