Dennis Buckley Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Dennis Buckley
Municipality: Smiths Falls
Position Sought: Councillor
Currently Retired or Working (where?): I am retired. I founded Newgate 180, a substance abuse centre located in Merrickville.
Former Elected Positions/Terms if applicable: Vice president of a union local for eight years
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Legion member and Bingo volunteer, I have volunteered at fundraising events for military veterans of which I am one.
Top 3 issues facing your municipality and its residents that council has control or major influence over: Lack of ridings, inability or choice of the present government to attract citizens to attend council meetings.
Your solutions/approach to those 3 issues: Having been to council meetings myself it is very apparent that there is little or no effort on behalf of the present council to reach out to constituents. Starting on Aug. 13 I will be attending all meetings, and if elected I would encourage more participation by the public whenever possible. I will be knocking on doors during the campaign in order to encourage more participation at council meetings.
Do you own (or have a stake in) or operate a commercial/industrial business in your municipality? (Including vacant development lands or rental units): The only property I own is my house.