I am a lifelong resident of Culloden. I have worked at the Digby General Hospital for 37 years as a cardiology technologist and respiratory technician. I have served in municipal politics since 1994; education director for cardiology technologists of N.S.; board member of the Canadian Lung Association; board member of the N.S. Lung Association; volunteer with the St. John Ambulance; serving sister of Order of St. John; volunteer traffic duty at Wharf Rat Rally.
To improve access to health care we must work in close collaboration with partnering organizations and adjacent municipal units in pursuit of recruiting doctors, nurse practitioners through incentives, dialogue and demonstrating that Digby municipality is a wonderful place to live, work and play.
To combat population decline, we need to attract new industry like tidal development to reverse the tide of our youth going west for work.
To increase civic engagement we should improve our communication strategy and delivery through the use of social media, newsletters and community meetings to listen to the issues that affect you. Develop a database of volunteers in an effort to coordinate our vast experiences, backgrounds. Encourage a sense of pride amongst our youth.
Over the years, I have developed and honed my skills in the following areas: diplomacy, responsiveness and caring. I am dedicated to serving the people of District 3 through experience, energy and for compassion of individuals. I would be proud and honored to represent the citizens of District 3 one more time.