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Why I'm running to
be Cobourg's Mayor

For 38 years, I have been truly blessed to call Cobourg my home. And for the last 12 
consecutive years, I have been privileged 
to serve on Cobourg Council, most recently as your Mayor since 2018.

I believe we should always be listening and adapting, with the goal of implementing collaborative community initiatives that help advance the Town of Cobourg and support all of our residents. 
 

 

ABOUT

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Personal Life

Cobourg is where my wife, Donna, and I have raised our three children and we could not envision living anywhere else. Now as empty-nesters, we keep busy with our Golden Retriever, Westley, and cat, Roxey, as well as our “fur grandchildren,” Peter and Izzy. 

Professional Qualifications

Cobourg Town Council 
 

  • 2018 - 2022: Mayor, Town of Cobourg
     

  • 2014 - 2018: Deputy Mayor, Town of Cobourg
     

  • 2010 - 2014: Town Councillor - Coordinator of Planning and Development, and Heritage, Town of Cobourg  

Previous Profession
 

  • Elementary School Administrator with the Durham District School Board. Principal, Vice-Principal and Teacher for 33 years (Retired). 

Education
 

  • BA BEd. University 
    of Western

     

  • Master’s of Education,
    Queen’s University 

Current Boards & Committees 
 

  • Northumberland County Council 
     

  • Town of Cobourg Holdings Inc.
     

  • Northam Industrial Park / Economic Development 
     

  • Cobourg Civic Awards Advisory Committee 
     

  • Cobourg Police Services Board 
     

  • Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce 
     

  • HKPR Board of Health 
     

  • Town Policy Review Committee
     

  • Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities 
     

  • Ex-Officio of All Other Committees 

Memberships & Affiliations

 

  • Rotary Club of Cobourg
     

  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #133 
     

  • West Northumberland 
    Curling Club

     

  • Art Gallery of Northumberland
     

  • Cobourg Museum Foundation

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Photo source: April Potter / kawarthaNOW.com

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS

Some of the key issues important to me:

  • People: Affordable & Alternative Housing 
     

  • Places: Climate Change & Sustainability
     

  • Partnerships: 5G Broadband & IT Integration
     

  • Programs: Youth Engagement
     

  • Prosperity: Business Continuity Planning