Christa Lowry Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Christa Lowry
Municipality: Mississippi Mills
Position Sought: Mayor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): Working – nutritionist
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Current Councillor for Ramsay Ward
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Social Media Coordinator for Almonte in Concert; Duty Bugler for Almonte Legion; and Member of the Musical Arts Club (fundraises to support local area music programming and competitions).
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over:
Increased costs of infrastructure with decreased provincial and federal support
Balancing service levels and taxation that are respectful to the taxpayer
Community engagement and effective communication
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: Balancing infrastructure costs, service levels and taxation comes down to planning and managing needs. Our Asset Management and Long Term Financial Plans sustainably map out lifecycles and capital investments to 2030. Keeping these plans up-to-date and reflective of today and tomorrow’s needs is critical for managing taxation levels. Committing to responsible development also manages costs as it controls pressures on infrastructure from new growth. In the age of social media, many citizens are more involved now than ever before. Engaging residents in meaningful dialogue to understand, participate and shape our community is a priority for me as your mayor.
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.