Susan Freeman Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Susan Freeman
Municipality: Tay Valley Township
Position sought: Reeve
Are you currently retired or working (what industry): Retired
Former elected positions/terms if applicable: Former Deputy Reeve, former Warden of Lanark County.
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): Not answered.
Please list the top three issues facing your municipality and its residents that you would like to tackle in the upcoming council term and your solutions/approach to those three issues: To work to ensure that Tay Valley is an affordable place to live and grow and build, that Council, staff and taxpayers are treated with respect, consideration. Continuous improvement has to be our goal as does ensuring sound financial management. Tax increases must be kept to a minimum, Council must explore every opportunity at cost reduction, increase cooperation with other municipalities to share services and joint purchasing opportunities, as must every grant opportunity be sought. Rural municipalities all share their dependence on a residential tax base, but sustainable growth is very important in Tay Valley with our lakes and rivers and we must ensure a strong, healthy environment. A healthy environment and clean water is essential to those who live here and to those who want to move here for business, pleasure and to put down roots.
Tay Valley is a beautiful township, with a strong, knowledgeable population. We must use our collective strength and knowledge to build our future.
For more information about me, please visit my website at susanfreeman.ca