Serving the Community with a Strong Voice in Council Working to proudly serve my constituents- seven years as Councillor and three years as Mayor with an exemplary attendance record - active, well-prepared participant in all committee and Council meetings - regular consultation with citizens of many interests, ages, employment and family situations - prompt responses to all emails and telephone calls - professional and productive working relationship with Town staff  and most council members - active Council representative on a number of community committees and boards - dedicated to ensuring that our citizens get ‘bang for their (tax) buck’, and that tax increases are minimal and justifiable   Serving the Community as a Dedicated Volunteer - founding member and dedicated supporter of Arts Carleton Place and the arts community - founding member, past-president, and current coordinator of the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society - founding member and former chair of the Carleton Place in Bloom and WinterLights Committees, leading these groups to obtaining Provincial 5-Bloom and National 5-Star ratings for our community -   volunteer at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum -  active member of St. James Anglican Church -  member of the Sister City Committee   Recognition of Achievements - Carleton Place Citizen of the Year 1999 - Volunteer of the Year for both the Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society and the Carleton Place and Beckwith  Historical Society - recipient of a Certificate of Achievement in the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Heritage Community Recognition Program, 2009 - awarded Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal, 2012