Jim Boldt Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Jim Boldt has been a councillor for two terms and has served on numerous committees during his tenure. He has been a member of the Planning Advisory Committee, the Municipal Heritage Committee, the Municipal Drag and Safety Committee and the Rideau Valley Conservation Board of Directors.
Boldt is a former president of the Perth branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, and is the current First Vice President.
In his opinion, the prime issue facing Perth that Council can influence is economic development.
“My mandate if elected as Mayor is to continue to work hard to create employment opportunities in our community by setting up a Mayors Task Force focusing on Economic Development within our town and the surrounding townships of DNE and Tay Valley. I will appoint local business leaders, outstanding civic personalities, Chamber of Commerce members and anyone interested in the future economic growth of our area. This is the single most important task in survival of our town and our economic future.
“Instead of burying our heads in the sand we will vigorously knock on the doors of businesses that want to set up to pursue the Canadian dream of success and we will make Perth and area that destination through whatever incentives it takes to make it happen.
“I have the experience of running my own companies combined with municipal expertise and the drive to make Perth and area the go to destination that will result in a true future for our current citizens to embrace and an opportunity for our youth to stay here and build a future for themselves and their children. In closing, I truly believe that with at least four new faces on council with me as Mayor the constituents of Perth can sincerely Vote 4 Positive Change.“