RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20

The last town hall of the budget season unfolded Tuesday night at the West End Rec Centre as Ward 4 Councillors  Christine Billings and Mike Salisbury  answered constituent questions about the 2020 budget, and then talked to some west side concerns. You can read the live tweets below, or, if you don’t care for reading, you can watch the original live stream. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 4 Town Hall Rounds Out Direct Feedback on Budget ’20”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mike Foley for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Mike Foley aims to be a new voice on the Upper Grand District School Board as one of two representatives for Wards 2, 3, and 4. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mike Foley for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Tina Danese for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

Tina Danese is aiming for an upset in the race for Ward 2, 3, and 4 Trustee for the Upper Grand District School Board running against one other challenger and the two incumbents. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Tina Danese for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings for Ward 4 Councillor

After a four-year hiatus, Christine Billings returned to council as one of two new representatives for Ward 4, and now she’s asking for four more. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings for Ward 4 Councillor”

Greg Schirk (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Like many candidates, Greg Schirk’s pride and dedication to the Royal City comes from spending most of his life as a Guelphite. He grew up in Guelph and then studied carpentry and broadcasting at Conestoga College. Career-wise, Schirk is a licensed glazier metal mechanic and has a successful career selling energy efficient window and door products to home owners and property managers. Continue reading “Greg Schirk (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”

Laurie Garbutt (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire

Laurie Garbutt has taught in the public school system for 28 years, serving as a Staff Officer and on the Executive of the Upper Grand Local of the Ontario Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) since 2011. Through her work with the ETFO, Garbutt helped to develop the CURB KIT (Common Use Resources for Bullying: A Prevention Toolkit for all Classrooms) for all schools in the Upper Grand District School Board, which was supported and endorsed by the Human Rights Commission of Ontario. Outside of school, Garbutt is heavily involved in the arts working with theatre groups, performing, musically directing, or working with various production teams and baords in the Royal City’s artistic community. Garbutt says she, “strives to give endless volunteer hours and expertise to our growing city,” and now she wants to include city council in that capacity. Her responses to the candidate questionnaire are below: Continue reading “Laurie Garbutt (Ward 4) – Candidate Questionnaire”