RoxAnne Darling Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: RoxAnne Darling
Municipality: Tay Valley
Position sought: Councillor
Are you currently retired or working (what industry): Working in the building industry
Former elected positions/terms if applicable: Councillor 3 terms
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Local committees, Fire Board, Economic development.
Please list the top three issues facing your municipality and its residents that you would like to tackle in the upcoming council term:
How do we grow and yet retain the uniqueness that makes us Tay Valley.
How do we Stream line Municipal services and accessibility to all and be more user friendly and transparent.
How do we support a healthy rural community for our aging population.
Your solutions/approach to those three issues:
Protection of the environment and economic growth are often seen as competing goals, but they do not have to be. We must find a way to balance the two and allow them to coexist. We have in place governing policies and by-laws to protect the environment. Through site specific planning reviews and the encouragement of environmentally friendly development we can balance the two. We must be open to new forms of sustainable development and business ventures that lend themselves to maintaining the natural rural heritage of the Township.
Streamline Municipal services and accessibility to all, Means putting the taxpayer first. Genuinely listening and helping resolve the concerns of all residents both permanent and seasonal with full transparency
Supporting a healthy rural community for our aging population by promoting initiatives for affordable housing options and advocating for provincial tax incentives to help people on fixed incomes.
Do you own property or operate a business in the community you are seeking election in? I live in the community and my husbands family ran a business in the community for over 50 years.