On October 22nd of this year citizens in Richmond Hill, and other municipalities across Ontario, will be voting to elect Ward Councillors, Regional Councillors, School Board Trustees, and for the first time in York Region, a Region of York Chair.
Voting is the foundation of our democratic system and as such it is foundational to a healthy democratic society. Local elected representatives, like those named above, make decisions each and every day that shape our daily lives. The services that we use everyday, the roads we drive upon, the water we drink, and the schools that educate our children, are but a few examples of the importance of municipal government.
Participation in elections is one of many ways that citizens can help shape the kind of community in which they want to live, and raise their families. Local government decisions do not always make the national headlines like issues of International Trade or National Policy but, on a day to day basis local decisions are at least as important to individuals like us that live in towns and cities like our home of Richmond Hill. I would very much encourage each and every eligible voter to become informed about the candidates that have put their names forward for election, and then take the time to cast your vote on October 22nd.
Due to Municipal election rules, a councillor cannot distribute a newsletter like this one, after July 26th in an election year. As a result, this edition of the Ward 4 News will need to be the last one until after the election. There is always a lot going on in our Town that I want residents to know about so I would encourage my fellow Ward 4 residents to email or call me at anytime if they have questions, comments or concerns. As always I am happy to assist or answer questions.
My email address is [email protected], my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Photo – A Summer Morning in Upper Mill Pond Park – by David West