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On Wednesday, October 3rd the Belleville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Municipal Mayoral Candidates Debate. Join us and listen as your local Candidates debate issues related to business and our community prior to the 2018 Municipal Election.  

When: Wednesday, October 3rd 
Time: Doors Open at 6:00pm ~ Debate: 7:00pm 
Location: The Empire Theatre - 321 Front St. 
Admission: Free admission with No Reserved Seating

We will be hosting a Meet N' Greet with Ward 1 City Council Candidates on Wednesday, October 10th at The Banquet Centre in Belleville. This event will include an opportunity to meet and talk with the Ward 1 City Council Candidates, as well as, hear them speak about themselves and their platforms. Doors will open for this event at 6:00 PM and the event will begin at 7:00 PM. 

We will be hosting a Meet N' Greet with Ward 2 City Council Candidates on Thursday, October 11th at The Gerry Masterson Community Centre in Corbyville. This event will include an opportunity to meet and talk with the Ward 2 City Council Candidates, as well as, hear them speak about themselves and their platforms. Doors will open for this event at 6:00 PM and the event will begin at 7:00 PM. 

Important Election Dates

October 9 - 19 - Internet voting, October 13 - Advanced Voting Day, October 22 - Election Day


*Information has been requested from each candidate and will be added to the website as it is received.  We have edited content to fit the requested word count where necessary.

Mayor Candidates

Egerton Boyce

613-403-6993 (C)

egertonboyce2018@gmail.com

WEBSITE

A lifetime resident of Belleville, Egerton graduated from Loyalist College's Law and Security Program (Police sciences) and has spent the last thirty years working with youth in various Detention facilities.  A City Councillor since 2003, Egerton has sat or chaired on most committees including Audit, Conservation, Social Services, EMS, Emergency Operations, Traffic, Active Transportation, and many others.  His vision for Belleville includes a strategic Waterfront plan, a continued push for Active transportation routes, increased city wide green initiatives and greenspace, an Uber style Thurlow Transit plan, affordable housing, regional partnerships and strong partnerships between the city and various city stakeholders including the Chamber and the Board of Education.

Egerton believes that a non confrontational and non adversarial Mayor that believes in healthy open discussion and teamwork amongst Council is necessary. That Mayor must demand that all of Council leave their egos at the door and work together for the betterment of the community.  A Mayor who believes in positive Politics 

Taso Christopher

613-922-7111

taso@votetaso.ca

WEBSITE

As the Mayor of Belleville, Taso Christopher has taken a leadership role on attracting new residential and business investment and oversaw the completion of 22 major infrastructure projects under the Build Belleville portfolio.  Taso has been a leader of Belleville’s progress during the past decade including important municipal projects like the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, Integrated Court House Building, Shorelines Casino, the Belleville Senators, Doctor Recruitment Program and the Build Belleville Infrastructure Deficit Program.  In more than a decade at the City of Belleville Council table, Taso has helped shape the development of Belleville into a thriving region that was recently named among the province's best places to live and one of Canada's best places to retire.  Taso was born and raised in Belleville and has been a resident of River Road in Corbyville for the past 25 years along with his wife, Betty, and three daughters. Taso graduated from Quinte Secondary School and Humber College and has been an owner/partner of the local sporting goods retailer Four Seasons Sports for more than four decades.

Jodie Jenkins

613-813-4653 (C)

jodie@votejenkins.ca

WEBSITE

Jodie was elected to Belleville City Council in 2010 and served for four years as Councillor, earning the reputation of a natural leader who stood up for low taxes and an open and accessible council. He believes in a common sense and measured approach to policy decisions affecting the city and has a strong ability to work collaboratively with all levels of government.  While serving on Belleville City Council, Jodie was an active member on a variety of boards of service.  In 2015, Jodie became part of a passionate group determined to open Belleville’s first emergency homeless shelter. This 21-bed shelter, The Grace Inn, is set to open later this year. Jodie is currently the chair of the board.Jodie is a long-standing radio broadcaster in Eastern Ontario and was an on-air personality with Quinte Broadcasting early on in his career. He is the General Manager of Oldies 100.9 FM, part of the MBC media network with 21 stations across Ontario that have been recognized for 5 years as One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies by Profit 500.  Jodie and his wife Shauna live in the heart of Belleville with their two children, Jacobie and Jubal, and are passionate about serving their community and seeing our municipality prosper.

Mitch Panciuk

613-779-8409

mitch@mitchpanciuk.ca

WEBSITE

Councillor Mitch Panciuk has a long history of community service in Belleville since opening Boston Pizza in 2001 and 1st being elected to City Council in 2014.    He is a former President of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Quinte Economic Development Commission, Vice-President of the Belleville Agricultural Society and President of the Bay of Quinte Basketball Officials’ Association.   

Since 2014 Councillor Panciuk has served as Chair of the Grant Committee, Chair of the Community Arts & Culture Fund, Chair of the Traffic Committee, has been a Board Member of Quinte Conservation and the Belleville Downtown Improvement Association and also a member of the City’s Audit Committee, Active Transportation Committee, and Cultural Exchange Committee.  

 Mitch and his wife Lisa have three daughters and have lived in Belleville since 2001. Panciuk’s campaign is about Building our Future Together with Safe, Responsible Growth and can be found on the website.

 

Councillor Candidates - WARD 1 (Belleville)

Tyler Allsopp

613-970-4824 (C) 613-966-9161 (W)

tylerallsopp@gmail.com

WEBSITE

Tyler Allsopp is a local home and business owner, multiple time Reader’s Choice award winner, and the 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his work with Doug’s Bicycle.

 

Dedicated to progress and inspired by the potential of this community, Tyler was part of the group that successfully advocated for the construction of our Skatepark in 2008, and worked with the city to develop the Riverside Bike Park in 2015.

 

Tyler has also served on the St Lawrence College School of Business Program Advisory Board. He lives on the West Hill with his wife Jennifer and their Golden Doodle, Oakley.

 

 

Facebook: Tyler Allsopp for City Council

 

Paul Bell

613-661-9755 (H)

WEBSITE

Paul and his wife, Margaret, moved to Belleville when she retired from teaching in Toronto where they met. Throughout his career in the music industry, while studying at the University of Toronto and later while operating his small commercial and residential painting business; Paul remained active in politics as a volunteer, activist and columnist. He worked closely on issues with Toronto Councillors and the Mayor from 2010 until moving to Belleville in 2015.  

Belleville is at a precipice.   Municipal debt has risen 506% since 2012 and will rise to 909% by 2020.

We must maintain and upgrade social services as well as infrastructure and we must develop a strategy to address Municipal debt. Piecing off assets is not the answer. We must get our house in order. That requires a clear objective, work and study (a plan) and the fortitude to stick to it. 

Richard Black

613-849-8796 (C)

black4bellevillecouncil@gmail.com

Hello my name is Richard Black. I have lived, worked, and raised my family in Belleville for the past 15 years. I am married to my beautiful wife Cynthia and a loving father to my daughter Jessica.

 I am a full-time employee at Sprouts Premium Earth Product in the role of Salesman/Delivery Personnel. My favorite past times are riding my sled. outdoor adventures, and traveling.

 I served as an active member on the PEH Conservative board for 8 years. I gained a great interest in the Belleville area and local politics. I now serve on the Heritage Board and Facade Board as I believe in taking an active role in our city.

Why am I the best candidate? I want to bring common sense back to City Hall. We need to work together with other municipalities in the area to make the Quinte area a great place to live, work, and play.

Pat Culhane

613-968-4846 (H) 613-243-6846 (C)

patculhane13@gmail.com

I was born, raised, educated and have worked and volunteered here all of my life.  I am one of eight close siblings, and am also very close to my one child, Tim Walsh.   

My three passions are my family, my nursing career ( currently employed as Arctic outpost nurse) and my community. 

Currently I am vice-chair of the Quinte Humane Society,  involved in their drive to raise funds for a desperately needed new building. 

I want to see change in our municipal government, and I want to be part of that change. 

I hope to help build a reasonable consensus and a respectful atmosphere around the council table, and I want every citizen to have a voice.

Count on Culhane!

Jeremy T. Davis

613-847-4133

jeremytylerdavis@yahoo.ca

WEBSITE

As a lifelong resident of the City of Belleville, I believe that you should put service above self. This is my key motivation for wanting to seek a position as Councillor in Ward 1. My extensive experience in public service would be a key asset in working effectively with a new Council . My resume includes 16+ years on various boards and committees of council, Vice-Chair of Heritage Belleville, 14+ years as a member of the Chamber. Founder and President, of The Other Side Media Group for 19 years producing various multimedia productions radio, television and community outreach events, and work as a freelance journalist.  

My vision includes promoting our city more effectively to investors for growth and development, encouraging more residential construction and affordable housing developments, ensuring responsible spending in all city departments and capital projects, enhancing our cultural arts.heritage and tourism, and maintaining a safe and accessible community for all our citizens. 

Carol Feeney

613-885-8314 (C)

carol@feeneyforcouncil.com

WEBSITE

Belleville is my home town.   Career highlights include: General Manager, Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, Vancouver; Corporate Development Manager and Government Liaison Officer, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; Vice President Edelman Worldwide Public Relations, Toronto; Owner and President of Hip Hype Internet Communications and CommuniCulture Inc.; Participant in the first international trade delegation of women-led businesses organized by the Government of Canada to Washington, D.C.; Executive Director of the Quinte Arts Council

Volunteerism:  Rotary Club of Belleville member and Rotary Loves Kids Golf and Party in the Square; City of Belleville Zwick’s Pavilion Project; Cultural Round Table Committee for development of the Regional Cultural Plan; Belleville Community Arts and Culture Grant Review Team; Public Relations Post Graduate Program Advisory Committee and Art and Design Foundation Advisory Board, Loyalist College.  I have received many awards including a Golden Jubilee Medal from HRM, Queen Elizabeth, for service to my community and Canada - 2003

Curtis Hayes

613-438-1335 (C)

cbear_13@hotmail.com

 

Stanley Jones

613-849-5931 (C)

councillor@stantheman.ca

Stanley graduated from Loyalist College as an electronic technician and then from Laval University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He worked for Nortel for nearly 20 years - 17 in Belleville and 3 in Ottawa. Even while working in Ottawa, he maintained his home in Belleville and spent weekends here.

Stanley now works for Blue S4, a local company that manufactures chairs and stands for use in Optometrist’s offices.

Stanley has been interested in politics for many decades. He started taking an active interest in local politics after observing how council of the day mishandled the file in regards to the library (prior to the current building being constructed). It is important for councilors to balance short term requirements with long term plans and public expectations.

Sean Kelly

613-243-6490 (H)

voteseankelly@gmail.com

Sean Kelly is a proud father of 2 kids ( Liam attending University of Toronto & Taylor grade 12 at St. Theresa's ) and has worked in broadcasting for the past 25 years.  Sean is the Director of Programming for Quinte Broadcasting and morning co-host of the successful morning team at MIX 97!

Sean is currently a Trustee with the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and a board member with Family Space / Ontario Early Years.  Throughout his career, Sean has served on several boards and worked with many organizations to make Belleville a great place to live and raise a family.

Sean's GOALS include more focus on mental health needs in the community, attract more health professionals, more affordable housing, more jobs and waterfront development.

Sean loves Belleville and wants this job at City Hall to serve the good people of the Friendly City.   

Chris Malette

613-243-7466 (C)

chrisj.malette@gmail.com

After more than three decades of chronicling the achievements, milestones and historic events, and people that make up the city of Belleville, I have decided it’s time to get off the sidelines and into the game.  I believe I am uniquely equipped to serve as councillor for Belleville.  I have served on several boards and committees, including six years on the YMCA board, planning committee for Mary Anne Sills Park, the Batawa Ski Racing Club, honorary chair of the Y Strong Kids Campaign and Operation Red Nose and am currently a board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Prince Edward-Hastings Branch.  “Having worked with many social agencies in the city over the recent years, I have come to find our city is only as strong as those who need most the wise and caring decision-making of its elected officials.”  I am keenly interested in the progress of affordable housing in the two newest projects - complexes on Sidney Street and Great St. James Street, as well as the need for a strong, community-centric YMCA complex to be built on lands now occupied by the Belleville Fairgrounds. I would like to see the number allocated to social programs from the casino funds increased to 10 per cent from the current five.

Paul S. Martin

613-966-0492 (H) 613-403-7816 (C)

paulsmartin205@gmail.com

WEBSITE    Facebook

I am a veteran journalist with 25 years of experience covering the issues affecting Belleville and the greater Quinte Region. Until earlier this year, I was the News Director and Morning News Anchor at Starboard Communications (on-air daily on 95.5 Hits-FM and Cool 100 and regular contributor on InQuinte.ca). I have now joined Hospice Quinte where I oversee their bereavement/grief programs.

I believe the future of Belleville relies on a more collaborative and regional approach on issues like transit, attraction and retention of health-care professionals, and affordable housing (including improving the current rental supply). We must also do a better job of promoting and supporting our internal workers, and of being caretakers of the taxpayer's money (including tracking projects and reducing/eliminating overspending).

I am a happily-married family man. My wife Sarah Daley and I have two wonderful boys (Reid and Alex) and love everything Belleville has to offer!

Kelly McCaw

613-969-4514 (C) 613-962-1313 (W)

kellymccaw@yahoo.com

WEBSITE

Kelly is  a lifetime resident of the Belleville and Quinte Area, a retired realtor, a business owner and current sitting Belleville City Councillor since 2014.  She has strong ties to this community and together with her husband and family they have committed themselves job creation by starting and operating several small businesses throughout the Quinte area.  During her last 4 years of council she has been an outspoken advocate  on many controversial issues that affect all taxpayers.  Kelly hopes to continue to champion  more transparency and accountability to City Hall as she has over the last 4 years.  She is a strong advocate and board member of the Quinte Humane Society.  As such she hopes to bring a new level of municipal support to the organization.

Community Committee InvolvementCurrent board member for the Quinte Humane Society; Planning Advisory Committee; Community and Human Services; Long Term Care; EMS; Business Retention and Expansion; Fair Hiring Practices Committee; Accessibility and Advisory committee; 911; Provincial Offenses; Mayors Implementation Team; and Fairgrounds Use Committee

Danny Morrison

613-438-8481 (C)

danny_mo57@live.com

WEBSITE

Born and raised in Belleville, the son of Doris Turski and the late Harry Morrison.  I am 61 years old and have been married to Anne (Molaski) for 22 years.

Graduated from Queen’s University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree.  Member of the Senate at Queen’s University 1994 to 1996.

ICU Nurse in Arizona and Connecticut, as well as Edmonton, Alberta, Kingston General Hospital, and Quinte Health Care.  Taught Nursing at Loyalist College 1997-1998.

Nursing supervisor and Nursing Administrative Coordinator at Quinte Health Care for 8 years, as well as positions in Professional Practice and education.  

Former Director of Nursing at Belmont Long Term Care Facility in Belleville.

We were actively involved with the Belleville Bulls as billets to several players over the years. Sports and physical activity have always been a large part of my life, which still includes golf, hockey, bowling and working out.

Brigette Frances Muir

905-449-4732 (C)

bf.frances@icloud.com

WEBSITE

I love this city. I have moved all over Ontario and Canada and have experienced both struggling and flourishing cities. Seeing Belleville for the first time as a single mom, I thought it had everything I could want. Small yet progressive town for the kids, where they could ride bikes around the block. After a few years, I saw some cracks in the city council. I have been complaining and waiting for “someone” to make the changes that need to be made, but no one did. So I decided I was no longer going to complain, but I would step up and be a part of the positive change. 

I originally contributed to the city by being a dedicated volunteer for many organizations, not realizing at the time, that the real changes required needed to come from City Hall. 

I am currently the president of Quinte Sunrise Rotary club. I also sit on the board of directors as secretary of the Quinte Arts Council. I want nothing more than the citizens and visitors to be proud of this city and for our children to grow up in a safe community where they can become a positive contributing part of Belleville.

Garnet Thompson

613-962-4442 (H) 343-261-9535 (C)

garn.grace@sympatico.ca

WEBSITE

My name is Garnet Thompson and I am campaigning for the position of councillor for the City of Belleville.   

I have lived in Belleville since 1974 and Grace and I have been married for over 35 years.  We have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.  I have worked in retail men’s wear for 50 years (Tip Top, Jack Fraser’s, Lafferty’s).  I still work part time at Lafferty’s. 

But more importantly I have been truly honoured to have served the constituents of Belleville for the past three terms, working on the important issues of our time – issues that so affect the people of this beautiful city.  Whether it’s affordable housing, long-term care, waterfront redevelopment and tourism or any other issues that affect the residents of this fine city, with my years of experience and knowledge of this city,  I will do my best to make Belleville a better place for us all.  

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Ryan Williams

613-827-7926 (C)

ryan@votewilliams.ca

WEBSITE

Ryan Williams wants to Innovate Belleville.

Ryan is running to Innovate Belleville, to bring jobs that bring and keep youth to the region, to create a new vision and 12-year plan for the City of Belleville, and to create an opportunity of abundance for all citizens of the City.

Ryan is Vice-President of Williams Hotels has been the GM of Best Western Belleville for the past 14 years.

Ryan has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph. Ryan was the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council President for 9 years, was a Belleville Chamber Director for 6 years, is the Founder and current Chair of QuinteVation, which looks to make the Bay of Quinte Region the top Rural Innovative Region in Canada by 2023 and is a recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award and the VIQ Businessperson Volunteer of the Year.

 

Councillor Candidates - WARD 2 (Thurlow)

Kathryn Ann Brown

613-922-5350 (C)

kathrynbrown000@gmail.com

Experience You Know:

35 years experience with a major financial institution including leadership of several North American technology & process implementations 35 years as a volunteer in local, regional, provincial and national roles in the Non-Profit / Charitable sector. Recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal which was awarded for outstanding and exemplary contributions to communities or to Canada as a whole.

Downtown business owner - Kate’s Kitchen - Since 2015 Thurlow resident since 2009 Parent & Student Advocate during the 2017 HPEDSB Accommodation Review Process, addressing our concerns relating to Secondary School closures. Past chair of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Aboriginal Literacy Program. Current member of the Hospice Quinte Build Committee, participating in the building of a new complex for hospice care in Quinte Region

Paul Carr

613-885-9167 (C)

info@paulcarr.ca

WEBSITE

Councillor Paul Carr elected in 2014, has been an outspoken advocate at City Council for improved road maintenance, departmental performance indicators, more transparent council business, and fiscal responsibility.  Councillor Carr has served as Chairperson of the Belleville Public Library Board, Departmental Performance Standards Committee, Hastings-Quinte Emergency Services Committee; Vice-Chairperson of the Grant Committee and a member of the Planning Advisory Committee, Active Transportation Committee, Quinte Conservation, Hiring Policies / Practices Review Committee, Thurlow Community Centre Committee and the Hastings-Quinte Human Services Committee.

Paul and his wife, who is an elementary school teacher, have lived in Thurlow Ward for over 20 years and continue to raise a family. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Honours Criminology from the University of Windsor and is a 21 year veteran of the Correctional Service of Canada.

Councillor Carr's current term as well as the campaign is about Your Community and Your Priorities.

Nicholas Mulhall

613-848-7856 (C)

mulhall4council@gmail.com

WEBSITE   Linkedin

Investing in human capital:  My name is Nick Mulhall.  My wife Jessica is a teacher in the local area and I am the proud father of three children.  I am a Snr Business Analyst with Employment and Social Development Canada with over 8 years of experience in Affordable Housing and Employment Programming, as well as 3 years of experience in Indigenous program delivery and policy design.   I have co-authored several Municipal 10 year housing plans and have been the recipient of numerous Assistant Deputy Ministers awards for service delivery community engagement.  PSAC – CEIU Local   0620  - President elect – 6 years; 2 years Claremount Condo Corporation President; 4 years with DND – Canadian Naval Reserve – Navigational Systems Operator.    This election is about shifting gears and refocusing on the people of Belleville that make this community a vibrant place to live.  A place where each member of the community is proud to call home. A place where families can provide rich opportunities for their children. A place where young professionals can build a future. A place where seniors can retire and enjoy affordable sustainable housing. I have taken the time to fully outline my platform, which I feel sets me apart from all candidates. 

Barry Robinson

613-827-1297 (C)

22btwo@gmail.com

Thirteen years ago Barry chose to return to his eastern Ontario roots, purposely selecting Belleville as his ‘destination’ of choice. 

He has consistently attended Council meetings gaining knowledge of how local democracy works and how it shapes our daily lives and future.

He is committed to continuing to build upon the momentum and progress of the city, the current ward system by ensuring thoughtful representation for residents and to finding practical solutions to protect and sustain prime agricultural land use.

He is not a politician nor does he have a political agenda.  He promises Ward 2 residents that he will represent their interests to the best of his ability with integrity, honesty and willingness to listen and make decisions based on facts that best serve our future.   

Bill Sandison

613-779-6336 (H)

info@votesandison.ca

WEBSITE

Bill and Christine came to Belleville in 1982, along with their young family, and have resided here for almost 25 years.
During Bill's 36 year career at Nortel, he held a number of senior positions across supply chain management, strategic management, marketing operations and manufacturing operations.
Bill holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University, a Certified Purchasing Professional designation from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and a Certified Production Inventory Management designation from the Association of Operations Management.
Following the sale of Nortel Belleville manufacturing in 2000, Christine and Bill spent seven years in Calgary and St. Thomas before returning home to Belleville.

During the past four years, Bill has advocated for residents on a number of issues; the proposed development at Maitland and Farnham, long term care funding, the proposed changes to fire and police services and equal funding of playground equipment in Settler’s Ridge park.

Lisa Warriner

613-970-2776 (C)

lisakwarriner@gmail.com

WEBSITE    Linked In

I grew up in Niagara Falls, attended University of Guelph, after graduating moved to the Quinte Region in 1994. I was the Executive Director for Victim Services for 17 years which enabled me to lead an organization that helped thousands of victims.  Recipient of Canada’s 150th Commemorative Coin Award for Individual Excellence and Achievement this year. Nominee in 2017 Ontario Association Chiefs of Police Award, Human Trafficking Project. Nominee of Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction. My community involvement includes: Salvation Army Warm Room, Foster Parent Children Aid Society and QDSAC.

 As a mother of five children, who grew up in Quinte who participated in; recreational sports, 608 Duke of Edinburgh Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron, and my four children attended Loyalist College.   My husband and I enjoy living in Thurlow ward for the beauty and sense of community we have established here enjoying wild life conservation and promoting the ethical harvest of fish and game.

 

School Board Trustees - Public

Lisa Anne Chatten

613-661-3768 (C)

lachatten@gmail.com

WEBSITE

My name is Lisa Anne Chatten and I am running in the 2018 Municipal Elections for Hastings and Prince Edward School Board Trustee.

I’ve had the most incredible opportunity to raise, support and advocate for people who have lived with disabilities. I am currently employed by COED and was an on-call Supply Staff for HPEDSB. I participated in classrooms that have allowed me a unique and objective view into the system as it stands, which I believe will help me to influence change that is pivotal to our children’s educational success. I have a wide range of educational backgrounds related to the Trustee position including Psychology and Behaviour, Social Service Work, Early Childhood Education, and Developmental Service Work.

I am a Leader, Philanthropist and Community Volunteer with Board experience to support my position.

Help me enact positive change – join me in advocating for better visibility, transparency and accountability for HPEDSB.

Krista Duvall - McConnell 

613-403-5160 (C)

duvall_krista@hotmail.com

I am the daughter of a hard-working family who have spent over 45 years operating a sporting goods business and contributing to minor sports in Belleville. I attended school using the public-school system and later attended Loyalist College (Dipl Acct).  I then built on my education at Athabasca University (BAdmin) and Memorial University of Newfoundland (Master in Education).

I have contributed to our post-secondary education system for over 18- years while working for George Brown College in Toronto, Conestoga College, and then returning to Loyalist College. 

My husband and I returned to Belleville 5 years ago to raise our two children in a community that we are proud to call our home. 

I am dedicated to student success and to supporting our community’s needs. I believe that we must provide our children with an education that is supportive, diverse, and will allow them to build essential skills.

Michael Rush

613-242-0299 (C)

mr4hpedsb@gmail.com

WEBSITE

Michael was born, raised in Belleville and  educated in the local public school system, with his post-secondary education at Loyalist College.

Education is at a cross-roads, provincially & within our own school district. Our school board needs fresh leadership with a commitment to accountability, transparency, public engagement & community partnership collaboration. With two vacant Belleville/Thurlow trustee seats, constituents now have the opportunity to make an impact on much needed changes at the board table.

Michael’s professional work career of over 30 years of “hybrid” experience in IT, governance, business strategy, operations, compliance and risk will bring new strengths to the school board table.

Reach out to Michael and engage with him on your issues, concerns or kudos that you may have on anything education.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Margaret Schuler

613-661-9755 (H)

margaretschuler@hotmail.com

I came to Belleville with my husband Paul, to be closer to my daughter and son-in-law (both Loyalist Grads). My Son-in–law is a former student of Hastings and Prince Edward County School Board. Belleville is the place we call home. I graduated with Honours with a concurrent Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, from York University in 1986.  After a 30 year career as an English as a Second Language, Special Education, Health and Physical Education and classroom teacher with the former East York Board and with the Toronto District School Board, I taught, as a supply, for the Hastings County School Board. I have almost 4 decades of direct involvement with School Boards. Trustees need to ensure the tools and resources are available to serve our children well. Taxpayers’ funds must be used efficiently. Effective leadership and accountability regarding board resources is needed. Parental and Community input must be a part of our plan. I am a strong advocate for public education and the vast opportunities for our children. All students deserve to have a school experience that enables them to learn, grow and succeed.

 

School Board Trustees - Separate

Tom Dall

613-243-6489 (H)

tomandkathydall@gmail.com

 

John Duggan

613-438-3747 (C) 705-924-8081 (W)

dugganchap@gmail.com

 

 

School Board Trustees - French Public

Rachel LaForest

rachel-eric@hotmail.com

 

 

School Board Trustees - French Separate

Diane Burns

613-478-2744   613-885-5473

dianeburns99@gmail.com

Diane Burns est la conseillère scolaire au sein du Conseil des Écoles Catholiques du Centre-Est.  Conseillère depuis cinq ans, elle vous demande un nouveau mandat afin de compléter les dossiers déjà commencés.  Son plus grand accomplissement se voit dans l’obtention d`une nouvelle école secondaire avec garderie et le Centre Culturel Frontenac à Kingston.  Infirmière par profession, elle est à la retraite ce qui lui permet le temps de pouvoir bien s’impliquer dans les affaires scolaires afin d’offrir la meilleure éducation possible à nos jeunes.  Madame Burns nous dit que c’est depuis ses études secondaires qu’elle a développé sa passion pour sa langue, sa culture et sa foi catholique.  Bien avant l’installation des conseils scolaires de langue française Madame

Burns était membre de la Section de Langue Française au sein du Renfrew County Catholic District School Board. Voila 15 ans de service pour nos enfants.  C’a vaut la peine!!!

Michel Charron

613-328-1550

lechim79@hotmail.com