My family lives just outside of Thorndale, in Thames Centre. My children attend Lord Dorchester Secondary School and West Nissouri Public School. In 2014, I took a chance and ran in the Municipality of Thames Centre's elections to represent my community as the Ward 1 Councillor. I knew that our community deserved a strong voice that would represent our growing community. In 2018, I successfully ran to represent Thames Centre as Deputy Mayor, and now in 2022, I am looking for your support to run as your Mayor.
As someone who was born and raised in Thames Centre, and is now raising my family here, I have the unique ability to respect the roots in which our small community is built upon, yet recognize the importance and need for growth. My great-great-grandparents decided that the old West Nissouri Township was a bright and growing spot to raise their family, and so do I in the Municipality of Thames Centre. I also know that there are many other families that feel that way.
I have always been a strong voice and put Thames Centre issues on the map, being regularly featured on Global News, CBC, Blackburn Media, London Free Press, The Signpost, various agricultural publications such as Better Farming, and even was featured on TVO on "The Agenda with Steve Paikin" discussing rural infrastructure issues. I served as a Director on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and continue my work as a Director at the Good Roads Association. I represent the area on the Middlesex-London Board of Health, as well as sit on various committees representing our community. I am a loud, and unapologetic, advocate to ensure the needs of our community are not left behind. I am never afraid to tackle the big issues, and speak to whomever I need to in order to ensure our voices are heard.
I don't just show up at election time - I'm always here for you, putting in the work.
It is an honour and privilege to serve as your Deputy Mayor in Thames Centre, and I look forward to continuing to serve you as your Mayor.