I have lived in Guelph since 2013 when I moved here with my partner Margot, we have made our home in the vibrant and historic neighbourhood known as The Ward. I have worn many hats over the years, calling myself most frequently an artist and educator. I am running for councillor of Ward 2 because I believe that while Guelph is an amazing place to live, it is also a city that has been designed to work for the wealthy at the exclusion of the less privileged. Our infrastructure prioritizes personal cars, pushing pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users to the sides. Our municipal budgets provide unchecked funding to the police force while other city services are forced to do more with less every year. Our city has a very real housing crisis that is felt most harshly by those who are experiencing issues with addiction, mental health, and homelessness. By investing in supportive housing for those who need it, fast frequent and comprehensive transit, and inclusive zoning so people can live where they work, we can ensure that nobody falls through the cracks that have been created by a system designed to exclude them. I won’t claim to have all the answers to the many very real and pressing issues facing our city, but I believe that city staff and council working together can create a city where all who live here are able to thrive and not simply survive. I believe in a Guelph for everyone, not just those who can afford it.
I am eager to hear your ideas about how Guelph can be a city where everyone can thrive.
If you would like to help out with my campaign please let me know.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org