WATERLOO / WILMOT TOWNSHIP
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In October 2018, I was honoured to have been chosen by the voters of Waterloo and Wilmot Township to represent them on the Waterloo Region District School Board. In December 2020, I was chosen by my Trustee colleagues as Vice-Chair of the Board, and a year after that as Chair.
I currently serve on the following WRDSB committees:
Director’s Performance Appraisal
French Immersion Review Ad Hoc (ending June 2022)
Past Director's Bursary
Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (WEFI) Board of Directors
Previously, I served on the School Resource Officer Review Ad Hoc Committee, the Suspension Review Ad Hoc Committee (as Co-Chair), and the Trustee Code of Conduct Review Committee.
I also serve as the WRDSB's Voting Delegate (and Alternate Director) for the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA), and previously sat on their Policy Development Work Team.
I’m a proud graduate of both Eastwood Collegiate (where I'm part of the school's Alumni Wall of Honour) and Wilfrid Laurier University, and the proud parent/step-parent of four KCI graduates.
In my professional life, I work as Ontario Program Manager for a national non-governmental organization that promotes the growth and sustainability of the affordable housing movement across Canada. For thirty years before that, I managed a series of local co-operative housing communities.
I have also served as the Vice-President of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada and as a volunteer facilitator with the Co-operative Young Leaders program. I'm a past winner of the Youth Mentorship Award from the Ontario Co-operative Association.
In addition, I'm the former President of the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA), the former Chair of the Board for the Wilfrid Laurier University Students' Union, a former Chair of both the City of Waterloo's Environmental Advisory Committee and the Waterloo Region Cycling Advisory Committee.
I was a minor soccer coach from 1998 to 2012, often coaching teams at two different age levels simultaneously.
I live with my wife and family in southeast Waterloo. With the exception of a brief stint in Ottawa in the late 1980s, I've lived in this community for my entire life. I'm dedicated to making it a better place for all.
Voters in the City of Waterloo and the Township of Wilmot together elect three out of the eleven Trustees who sit on the Board of Trustees for the Waterloo Region District School Board. To see a list of registered candidates for Trustee, visit the City of Waterloo website or the Township of Wilmot website.
In 2018, roughly a third of eligible voters cast their ballot in the municipal election.
You are eligible to vote in the municipal election if you are:
a Canadian citizen
at least 18 years of age
You must also be either:
a resident, land owner or tenant in the municipality in question (for the purposes of this race, the City of Waterloo or the Township of Wilmot).
the spouse of a resident, land owner or tenant in the municipality
To vote for WRDSB Trustee, you must also be designated as an English Public school supporter on your property taxes. If you aren't and think you should be (or wish to change), you can find out how to do and get the forms to do that here.
You must not otherwise be prohibited from voting by law. Students can vote where they temporarily reside while attending school, and where their permanent residence is located a different municipality. If they consider Waterloo their permanent home, they can only vote here.
Voting procedures are different in Waterloo than in Wilmot.
Here are the rules for Waterloo:
Voting Day is on Monday, October 24, 2022 between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Your ballot will allow you to vote for a candidate for Mayor, a candidate for City Councillor for your ward, a candidate for Regional Chair, up to two candidates for Regional Councillor, and up to three candidates for WRDSB Trustee.
To find your voting place, enter your address in the search engine found here. You can also vote at any of the following locations on Voting Day no matter where you live in Waterloo:
Waterloo City Centre
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
John M. Harper Library
University of Waterloo – Student Life Centre
Wilfrid Laurier University - Concourse
If you are a student living on campus at Wilfrid Laurier University or University of Waterloo, you should vote at the Concourse or the Student Life Centre.
You can also vote at an Advance Poll on:
October 8 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
October 11 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Waterloo City Centre
October 12 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Waterloo City Centre
October 13 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Waterloo City Centre
October 14 (10:00 am to 3:00 pm) at the Waterloo City Centre
October 14 (2:00 pm to 8:00 pm) at the Albert McCormick Community Centre
October 15 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
October 16 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) at RIM Park
For the first time in 2022, you can register to vote by mail:
use this online form to apply to vote by mail
register by phone
register in person at the Legislative Services counter at city hall
Waterloo will allow people to Vote by Proxy. If you are eligible to vote but can’t attend a voting location, you can have another person vote for you. This person is called a proxy. Your proxy must be eligible to vote in Waterloo. A person cannot:
appoint more than one proxy
act as a voting proxy for more than one other person unless the appointed proxy and that other person are spouses or siblings of each other, parent and child, or grandparent and grandchild
Appointments for voting proxies will be accepted beginning at 4:00 p.m. on August 22.
To appoint your proxy, complete two copies of the appointment for voting proxy form and have them signed by your proxy. Bring both copies of completed forms to the City Clerk’s office on the third floor of city hall to be signed in front of a commissioner of oaths. Forms will also be accepted at advance vote locations if they are held on a weekend when city hall is closed. On the day your proxy votes, they must bring the original signed form to the voting place and swear an oath confirming their identity and that they will vote as you instructed.
Here are the rules for Wilmot:
Your ballot will allow you to vote for a candidate for Mayor, a candidate for Township Councillor for your ward (up to two candidates in Ward 4 - New Hamburg), a candidate for Regional Chair, and up to three candidates for WRDSB Trustee.
Internet and Phone Voting
Wilmot Township will be using online and telephone voting for the Municipal Election. This means that voters can vote at any time of the day from Friday, October 14 at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. These methods provide residents with a convenient, secure and safe way to vote.
There are limited voting days during this period when you can vote in-person if you prefer to mark a paper ballot. The Voting Days will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Saturday, October 15
Sunday, October 16
Saturday, October 22
Sunday, October 23
Locations for in-person voting in Wilmot will be posted here. Please be aware that you can vote only by internet or by phone on Monday, October 24.
With the use of online and telephone voting over an 11 day period, voting proxies will not be permitted in Wilmot Township for this election.
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