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. 




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). 


  • 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


Photo source: April Potter /


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