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The Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette Candidate Profile

"Dunstall Says Change Is Needed In Wilmot"

A strong voice for our community

After living in the Region for over 25 years, when Lillianne retired and she and her husband Scott decided to downsize there was only one community they considered for this next chapter in their lives…New Hamburg.

Since moving to New Hamburg over 3 years ago, Lillianne and her husband have immersed themselves into our community. Lillianne is a proud member of the Wilmot Optimist Club, 100 Women Who Care Wilmot, New Hamburg Legion and sits on the Executive of the New Hamburg Board of Trade. She is the current Chair of National Women in Roofing (NWiR) Canadian Council after steadily rising in the commercial roofing industry for over 17 years.  She was instrumental in advancing the "Between Us Girls" pilot program which will be implemented at WO high school for the 2022/2023 school year.  The program primarily helps build confidence in girls by developing life skills to succeed in a variety of career paths including Trades.

Lillianne’s 40 years experience in Business Operations, Customer Service and Relationship Management have given her the knowledge base required to effectively and efficiently represent New Hamburg as Ward 4 Councillor.

 

Lillianne loves spending time with friends and family especially her 5 grandchildren.

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Endorsements

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"Lillianne is a gift to Wilmot township! Her love for our community is obvious to all. It is incredible how many groups and people she has helped. Whether it be helping small businesses, supporting the Legion or working with our Service Clubs, Lillianne combines hard work, compassion and logic to get things done. I am very excited to see her bring these traits to Wilmot Council. Innovation, leadership and someone that will listen to all is exactly what we need on Council. Lillianne brings the experience, knowledge and passion to make the needed change!"

Erik Kuttis

President TLC Pet Food and Wilmot Resident

Community Action

FOCUSING ON
MUNICIPAL GOVERNANCE

ACCORDING TO THE 2021 CENSUS, 22,000 PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN WILMOT;

65% (14,379) OF THOSE LIVE IN WARD 4, NEW HAMBURG.

 

DID YOU KNOW ONLY 28% OF YOUR PROPERTY TAX $ IS ALLOCATED TO OUR TOWNSHIP?

56% GOES TO THE REGION, and 16% to THE SCHOOL BOARD.

 

   WITH ONLY 28 CENTS OF EVERY DOLLAR  AT THEIR DISPOSAL  TO SUPPORT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE; TOWNSHIP ROADS, SIGNS, PARKS AND REC, WATER, ELECTRICITY, TRAILS,

FIRE DEPARTMENT.......... EVERY DOLLAR IS STRETCHED

 

WE NEED TO FIND A STRONGER VOICE AT THE REGIONAL TABLE.  WE PAY MORE AND MORE TAXES TO THE REGION AS THEY CUT OUR SERVICES.  ALL OF THE POLICE DETAILS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TOWNSHIPS.  OUR POLICE COME IN FROM KITCHENER WATERLOO, AND IF THEY GET AN EMERGENCY CALL FROM K-W WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO WILMOT, THEY GO TO THE K-W CALL.  WE NEED TO KEEP PROPERTY AND RESIDENTS SAFE!  56% OF OUR TAXES AND WE ARE A SECOND PRIORITY?

ECONOMIC GROWTH

COUNTRYSIDE COMMUNITIES CANNOT SURVIVE  WITHOUT STRONG VIBRANT BUSINESSES

STRATEGIZE WITH TOWNSHIP TO HELP OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES GROW.  ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES AND DO ALL OUR SHOPPING LOCAL.   SAVE GAS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT.   

WE COULD LOOK INTO BIA's (BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA) TO BRING IN TOURIST DOLLARS NOT JUST FOR NEW HAMBURG BUT ALL OF WILMOT.  BIA'S HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED IN NEIGBOURING MITCHELL AND ST. MARYS.

OUR EMPLOYMENT LANDS - A GREAT INITIATIVE THAT IS GENERATING EXCITING POTENTIAL BID OPPORTUNITIES/COMPETITION.  THIS WILL BRING MUCH NEEDED LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BALANCED TAX BASE.

YOUR VOICE HEARD

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY ARE SO IMPORTANT...... INCLUDING DIVERSITY THOUGHT.

THERE IS NO DEMOCRACY WITHOUT DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT

NO OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

NO OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND  OTHERS

NO OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN TRUE CONSENSUS

AND NO OPPORTUNITY TO GROW

WE NEED TO ENSURE EVERY VOICE IS HEARD NOT JUST THE LOUDEST.

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