Back in 2005, when I was on town council I realized the need for the
community to have a second representative at Regional council
understanding the growth and concerns of the citizens here in West
Niagara. At that time we had not reach the population threshold for this
The time has come and I feel having been actively involved in the
community most of my life and being engage at the Region in various
committees, I can do an excellent job representing the constituents of West
Lincoln at the Regional Council table.
There are many issues that need to be addressed and planed for in our
community. Some of those key issues are to provide affordable housing to
all demographic groups as we grow into the future. We need to look at long
term infrastructure needs such as roads, bridges, water, sewer,
employment, and a central transit system for best mobility. We need to
share resources throughout the Region as to curb duplication and costs to
We must look at reducing poverty in our communities through a
comprehensive strategy within the Region. Much work has been done and
more will be needed.
A key initiative is to bring credibility and transparency back to the Regional
Government and operate under ethical standards. This will in essence
restore confidence to the people of Niagara.
For West Lincoln were are mainly a rural community and have a desire to
retain this identity within the Niagara Region.
Concerns are that our fair share of tax dollars should be reinvested into our
community to sustain its long term needs.
West Lincoln is unique with its long list of home based businesses which
create interesting opportunities and challenges.
We need to cultivate these businesses and create new opportunities in our
designated areas of our community. This will definitely need participation
from our existing businesses to help move this forward into the future.
The pressure for residential growth has been addressed for now as we
have just completed a long range growth plan for the Town of Smithville
where services are available to accommodate the anticipated growth.
As a long time resident here ( 40 yrs) in West Lincoln we have raised two
children in this community and have enjoyed its identity and what it has
offered our family. I would like help shape it for future generations in young
and old alike.
My goal when elected will be to work closely with the West Lincoln town
council to bring our needs and concerns to the Region. It will be important
for us to prioritize the issues that will effect us the most. This will ensure
that long and short needs of the community are met.
With my agriculture background as a business owner I know that good
things come with hard work and perseverance. I am committed to make a
difference in our community.