Ward 4 - Don Bowman, and Jeff Jonah
Albert County has many awe-inspiring attributes (God’s Country), but my favorite will always be our people.
Being a proud member of Ward 4 Hillsborough, Fundy Albert Community, Albert County, New Brunswick, I am asking for community approval to represent us in the “new” Fundy Albert local government as your councillor.
Being the voice of Ward 4 will require a person who can consistently and accurately share information and ideas while being a person who listens to the suggestions and concerns of the Ward and the entire Fundy Albert Community. I believe sharing of information should be in formats that everyone has access to and Connecting Albert County could be one of these formats as the newsletter is available in print and electronically through social media and email subscription. Of course, a “new” Fundy Albert electronic site would be created to warehouse this information as well.
Going door to door in Ward 4 to introduce myself, I have quickly become aware of issues people are having and how they would eagerly support a person who would work on resolutions. I also saw the same responsiveness at an open meeting in Alma and while working with the team that is restoring Harvey Hall.
Being a member of the Hillsborough Kiwanis and Greys Island Cemetery Inc. I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing community members who take great pride in our community. Community support and dignity are always present when any of us gives to our community. This clearly shows that, even though we are going through a governance reform change, we will still be Albert County people, neighbours who have always been there to support each other.
As Albert County always does, please vote to support the people you feel will support you the best. Looking forward to having an opportunity to be the voice and communicator for Ward 4, if my neighbours feel I am the right person for the job, on November 28th.
I was born and raised in Hillsborough. Graduating from CRHS in 1983, I immediately began work. Later in the year I was married to the love of my life, Joanne. We began our family in 1986 (our son Shane) and in 1989 (our daughter Kelsey). From 1994 to December 2021 I volunteered at the Hillsborough Kiwanis. My first year on council was 2012 and wow, what a learning experience. I remember the first six months; I was so lost. But once I got my footing, I knew this was what I was meant to do.
Personal Achievements on Council
- Building, and this year’s expansion, of the village playground
- Canada Day celebrations for the community
- Beautification of our main street with flags, flowers and Christmas lights
I was also the village liaison with the Boys and Girls club drop-in center. This was very important to me because, when I ran the first term, I knew I wanted to do something for the kids of our area. I spent much time meeting with the executive of the Riverview branch to see that this club came to be in our village.
The Artisan Village was also my vision. After speaking to many people, I realized that there was a need for inexpensive retail rent for home businesses in our area.
There are a couple things I plan on doing. First, I want to work with the seniors group in Hillsborough. My first two terms were concentrated on the kids in our community. This time around I feel the seniors need a voice and I am that voice. The second thing has eluded me for 10 years. I would love to have a splash pad for our kids. I would like to form a fundraising committee to make this a reality.
With over 10 years of council experience, I feel I can help navigate through the potential challenges of our new entity.
Feel free to reach out to me anytime.
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