I was born in Smooth Rock Falls and have been married to my very supportive husband, Jim, for 50 years. Jim and I are avid snowmobilers, 4-wheelers and campers. We have two children and four grandchildren that we adore. My family and I enjoy all four seasons and we always look for fun things to do in the Smooth Rock Falls community. I love travelling with my husband and hope to continue exploring new places for many more years.
I worked for the Royal Bank of Canada for 37 years and have been retired for the last 13 years. Upon retiring, I was looking for something that would keep me engaged with my community since I have enjoyed working with the public throughout my entire career. My love for getting involved motivated me to take part in a variety of boards and volunteer opportunities in Smooth Rock Falls and surrounding areas. I am currently in my fourth term as the Chair of the Police Board. I am also the Chair of the Board of the Porcupine Health Unit. In addition, I represent NEOMA (North Eastern Ontario Municipal Association) on the Timmins District Hospital Board where I sit on the Governance Committee. I am a member of the board of the North Claybelt Community Futures Development Corporation.
I have been a member of Town Council for the past 14 years. I have found it incredibly rewarding and engaging. When the opportunity presented itself this year, I was thrilled to step up and serve my community in my new role as Mayor.
And, last but definitely not least, one of my main goals has been to create a recycling program in Smooth Rock Falls. I am thrilled to say that after tremendous work from Council and Town staff, we successfully implemented it in 2017! I work with a terrific Council and we are all working very hard to ensure the betterment of our community.