It is a tremendous honour to serve the residents of Aurora. Since first elected to Town Council in 2010, I have focused on two key commitments:
taking care of our community’s current needs and planning for tomorrow, so together we can make Aurora an even better place to live, work and play.
I have a strong record of decisions that serve our community.
I have leveraged my business experience to ensure fiscally responsible decisions that serve our community and put the best interest of Aurora first and have had a positive impact on the lives of our residents.
Initiatives I Championed As Your Councillor:
Finance Advisory Committee (FAC)
Re-established the Finance Advisory Committee (FAC) to develop a new budget process to find more efficiencies and help lower taxes, assist in the long-range corporate financial planning process, capital planning initiatives and fiscal policy matters. All of which support good financial management of the town and your tax dollars.
Developed and co-presented a motion which moved the revitalization of the Downtown Core from concept to reality through the creation of plans for the Cultural Precinct and Town Square.
Initiated the development of two solar MicroFit projects generating over $90,000 to date for the Town and future green initiatives.
Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform
Co-Chaired the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Working Group, which brought together over 100 municipalities, seeking to reform Provincial legislation to guarantee better land use planning decisions and improve our ability to manage growth and development in Aurora. Presented a series of recommendations, many of which were included in the overhaul of the provincial system in 2018.
Aurora Sports Plan
Championed the Town’s first Sports Plan, which will guide staff and community sport organizations in the delivery of quality sports programs, community partnerships, public engagement and investments to enhance sport delivery throughout the Town.
Initiatives I Strongly Supported As Your Councillor:
Contributed, as a member of the Post-Secondary Working Group, to the development of an attraction strategy that helped bring Niagara College and their prestigious Canadian Food and Wine Institute to Aurora.
Community Improvement Plan
Encouraged the development of a Community Improvement Plan, a component of our Downtown Revitalization strategy to help stimulate investment and development along Yonge Street.
Advocated for the renovation and construction of numerous Town facilities: Central York Fire Station, SARC Gymnasium, Hallmark Baseball Diamonds, Aurora Operations Centre, Aurora Family Leisure Complex expansion and multi-purpose Artificial Turf field. All of which were needed to help meet our growing community needs.
And, it is not just the “big” projects that stand out.
It’s working with residents to address development concerns on their street.
It‘s working with businesses to address construction concerns in their area.
It’s working with everyone to ensure Aurora is a place where they want to Live, Work and Play.