of the most interesting things about the municipal level
of government is that it affects our everyday lives in a
very direct and personal manner.
the 2006 election campaign Collingwood citizens identified
things such as growth management, taxation, affordable housing,
the environment and economic development as being among
their key priorities. The 2006-2010 Council worked hard
at addressing each one of these issues with some very notable
progress. We tackled a mountain of work and made many decisions
both big and small. We took bold steps to lay a foundation
for our future and I am proud of the overall success of
the 2006-2010 Council in dealing with the often challenging
and complex tasks of elected public service.
of the wonderful attributes of Collingwood is that it is
neighbourly with a small town feel. Neighbours, friends,
co-workers and even strangers connect and talk about what
is going on in town. Everyone has an opinion and so they
people only have bits and pieces of information in a complex
issue or, they hear mistaken information. It is my hope
that this website will provide people with accurate information
and facts about key issues so everyone can feel good about
participating in local democracy. It's what makes a community
like ours work.
Collingwood's Mayor (2006-2010), I was one person in a council
of nine people. In more formal business settings I spoke
on behalf of the Council and the Town, but here and now
I am speaking as myself, a concerned citizen who would like
our community to seize the opportunities available and to
create the opportunities for us to become a stronger more
here it is. Read on and as always, let me know if you have
additional thoughts, comments or questions about the issues.