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Gary Burroughs - YOUR VOICE ON TOWN COUNCIL
I am passionate about the Town of Niagara on the Lake. I have lived and worked here for most of my life. My children grew up here. My grandchildren visit regularly. I love what it is. The Town is changing and I want to ensure that it is changing for the better. I want to make a difference.
I am not your typical candidate. I have been on Town Council and was Lord Mayor for 10 years. I have been a Regional Councillor and was Regional Chair and CEO for four years. I understand how the Town works and and how the Town and Region work together.
I’m returning to politics to focus on the many challenges facing Niagara on the Lake and I believe that this can best be done as a Town Councillor. I have no unstated political agenda or political ambitions.
In addition to serving both the Town and Region, I have, in the past, been on the Niagara Regional Police Services Board, was Chair of the Shaw Festival and Niagara Parks Commission, Governor of Niagara College and Ridley College and a Board member of Music Niagara and NOTL Hospital.
I have been a recipient of the Niagara Foundation Living Landmark and the NOTL Citizen of the Year.
I am a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Ontario Institute.
I was the owner and President of the Oban Inn for 30 years.
Importantly, this is not just a list of positions and accomplishments. It reflects what I bring to the table – a track record of community service, leadership, listening, understanding and tackling issues and working with others, including those with diverse opinions, to solve problems.