Jane Torrance Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Jane Torrance
Municipality: Mississippi Mills
Position Sought: Deputy Mayor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): After enjoying nine years working for Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth as the Community Coordinator for the Lanark County Planning Council for Children, Youth and Families, currently a self-employed facilitator and community partner in the non-profit sector.
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: 2014 – 2018 Almonte Ward Councillor, 2014 – 2018 Lanark County Councillor (elected by my peers at Mississippi Mills Council), 2006-2010 Almonte Ward Councillor, 2003-2006 Almonte Ward Councillor.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Mississippi Mills Youth Centre Champion/Chair 2014- present; The Hub, Chair of Nominating Committee present; President 2000-2004; Almonte Legion Branch 240 Colour Guard, 2004 – present; Almonte Legion Chair Public Education, 2012 – 2018; Almonte Legion Secretary, 2012 – 2014; Terry Fox Run Registration 2005- present; Canadian Cancer Society Team Lead and Neighbourhood Canvasser, 1998 – present; Lanark County Community Justice Facilitator, 2017—present; Scottish Society of Ottawa Co-Chair, Communication, 2018; Almonte Celtfest Co-Chair 2014 and 2015; Almonte Celtfest Chair Promotions 2012 to 2015; Lanark County Municipal Drug Strategy Committee: founding member (2009 – 2017); Lanark and Renfrew Local Immigration Partnership: founding member (2009 – 2017); Past volunteer on Parent Councils at ADHS, R.Tait McKenzie, Naismith, Pakenham and GL Comba Schools; Puppets Up!; Veterans’ Memorial Walkway; Almonte Public Library Home Visiting Program; Highland Games; Many, many volunteer shifts at many, many community festivals and events.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues:
I care about creating a prosperous, vibrant future for all three wards of Mississippi Mills. As Deputy Mayor, I will concentrate on balanced growth, fiscal management, connectivity, and will partner beyond our boundaries to continue our reputation as a financially strong, well-positioned municipality focused on sustainable growth.
I bring extensive Council experience and a spirit of trust and collaboration to the table. I will encourage a corporate culture of innovation, enhanced modern communication, shared community decision-making, and annual report cards to Mississippi Mills.
I will champion municipal support of community action and partnerships, supporting a family-focused community for all ages.
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 – I have no conflicts of interest.