BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard
SCUGOG: The political race is already run for one of Scugog’s incumbent politicians, Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew, who was acclaimed to the position when nominations closed with no one opposing her.
Regional Councillor Drew’s political pedigree spans many positions, and many years in Scugog Township. She has held the position of Regional Councillor since she was elected to the post in October of 2010.
Ms. Drew has also spent time as a School Board Trustee, Ward 2 Councillor, and advocate for many local projects - such as the new Scugog Memorial Public Library.
“I’ve been involved in community service since 1988 - it’s always been an honour to call Scugog my home, and I am elated that the people decided they were happy with my work,” said Ms. Drew.
Looking ahead, in the next four-year term, Ms. Drew sees many issues to come across her desk.
“Dealing with the current concerns of the Greenbank Airport, Old Mill and waterfront, and infrastructure expansion for new businesses will continue to be important topics with our new council,” said Ms. Drew. “It’s going to be part of my job to help bring everyone up to speed - and act as a liaison between Council and the Region.”
Ms. Drew added that she is excited to work with new faces inside Scugog’s Council chambers - and hopes to see fresh ideas and methods to work with.
As a priority moving forward, Ms. Drew hopes to promote communication between Scugog Township and its residents - perhaps by bringing on a staff member who’s purpose is to gather public input, and disseminate information.
“We’ve always been a transparent Township, but red tape can become confusing and frustrating for everyone,” said Ms. Drew “In order to keep the gears running smoothly - it’s important to me to respect the taxpayers and constituents by keeping everyone in the loop.”
No matter who takes the seats next to Ms. Drew in Scugog’s Council - she vows to keep honesty and integrity a top priority in Scugog Township.
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