Mark Piper Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Mark Piper
Municipality: Carleton Place
Position Sought: Councillor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Retired Civil Servant (Mathematical Economist)
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: N/A
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Longtime member and current Treasurer of the Mississippi Mudds of Carleton Place; Founder and Director of Mudds Teen Shakespeare Group; Member of St. James Anglican Church Choir; Former Acting President of Arts Carleton Place; Former Member of the Board of the Carleton Place Town Singers.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Tenor and productivity of Town Council Meetings
Environmental Concerns With Regard to Mississippi River
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
We need more transparent government, accurate information on the choices that face us, and open discussion of all issues. This means that we need to have more open forums with all stakeholders, broadly-distributed records of these discussions, and public engagement before Council meets to decide on these issues. I would work to get the information out to everyone in Carleton Place, to ensure that our local government represents everyone in the community.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): No