I served on municipal council for 19 years in the District of Muskoka in Ontario and was the mayor from 2003-2010. In the past I operated a successful plant/produce business and held positions in administration in the provincial court (family division) and in the long-term care sector. I have negotiated successfully with senior levels of government, demonstrated leadership in the devolution of police services to the region, the fair tax commission and worked with the federal government in planning for the G7. My extensive experience with all levels of government will be an asset to our community. I want to help revitalize Summerland’s downtown, that will then highlight a prosperous, healthy and active town. We have a beautiful waterfront with areas available for redevelopment. Greater emphasis on arts and culture will help to enrich us socially, culturally and economically.