Louis Antonakos Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Louis Antonakos
Municipality: Carleton Place
Position Sought: Mayor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Mayor of Carleton Place County Councillor 4 years
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Three Terms / Mayor/Councillor/12 years
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Vice-President of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Foundation; Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (invited member); Emergency Planning and Response committee; Community Development Recreational Cost Sharing committee; Carleton Place Municipal Drug Strategy (founding member); Environmental Advisory Committee (founding member); Planet Youth Lanark committee; Carleton Place / Beckwith Community Home Support Chair (20 years)
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Managing Growth, Fiscal Responsibility, Infrastructure (hospital fundraising, main bridge, arena etc.)
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
Robust management that leads to more effective implementation of the chosen interventions, better service delivery, and, ultimately, better outcomes and enhancements associated with amenities such as the community centre, beaches, arena, soccer fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, parks and trails (including the county trail that runs through the heart of our 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): I do not own any commercial/industrial business in our municipality. I do own one condo-rental unit on Coleman Avenue and have an interest in a corporation with no assets in Carleton Place.