Shannon Forsyth Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Shannon Forsyth
Municipality: Lanark Highlands
Position Sought: Councillor for Ward 4
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Employed in the Social Work Field
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Director on Restorative Justice Board
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Restorative Justice Lanark County , Good Food Bag Program, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Lanark ( placement ) County, Victim Services Lanark County (previous to employment) Snow Suit Fund Lanark County , Tay Valley Hockey Coach to name a few, volunteering is a vital part of our communities.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: There are several issues that the people of Lanark Highlands have shared and voiced their concern with; community members want and need a strong, compassionate council that represents and mentors by example. Furthermore, people want services and a rural representation that supports rural development and understands what this means to our township. Providing a warm and safe environment for everyone.
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: Relating with our community and being updated and knowledgeable in order to represent our communities concerns and issues within the council. Providing important and other information in a time sensitive way that is accessible to all community members. Providing and being available for to the people. Also, exploring solutions that are rural based. Including sharing and supporting innovated ( creative ideas).
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): Yes, I own a home in the township.