Orangeville’s Deputy Mayor Candidates

October 22, 2014   ·   0 Comments

Deputy Mayor sees himself as 

‘tireless worker’ for residents

Deputy Mayor Warren Maycock is hoping to continue representing the Town in the position following the October 27 election.

He has called Dufferin County home for his whole life, and prides himself on being an active member of the community. He and his wife Michele reside in Orangeville with their four children, and he is well-known as a teacher at Princess Margaret Public School.

“For the past four years it has been an honour and a privilege for me to serve as the Deputy Mayor of Orangeville,” he said. “During that time I have been a tireless worker and have attended over 1000 meetings and functions on your behalf.”

Over the past 25 years, Deputy Mayor Maycock has coached numerous local hockey, soccer and volleyball teams, and is the co-founder of the Acts Elites Volleyball Club. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario.

Prior to serving as Deputy Mayor, he served two separate terms as a town councillor; from 1997 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2006. In 2011, he was proud to have the honour of serving as Warden of Dufferin County.

“I have demonstrated many times that my number one commitment to the residents of Orangeville is that I listen to their concerns and act as their representative on council,” he said. “I have established an excellent working relationship with our MP, MPP and the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of other municipalities within Dufferin County.”

He added that these relationships have resulted in tens of millions of dollars being invested in Orangeville.

“I am very proud of the progress we have made these last four years, but there is still more work to be done.”

Several projects Deputy Mayor Maycock has committed to pursuing until completion if elected to continue in his position include Bravery Park, implementing the Arts and Cultural plan and a special Canada 150 project marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. He also intends to pursue avenues that would help attract more businesses and jobs to Orangeville.

“I would be very honoured to serve as your Deputy Mayor again,” he said.

Brown would cancel

Bravery Park project

Deputy Mayor hopeful Sandy Brown aims to bring his real world experience to the Orangeville Council table and provide a strong voice for the position.

A real estate agent for RE/MAX, Mr. Brown brings to the table over 35 years of general management, sales and marketing experience, which he feels will offer a strong counterpoint to the Mayor’s position.

Along with his business experience, Mr. Brown has served on multiple community organizations locally, through the Orangeville Lions Club (including currently serving as its past president), Orangeville Minor Hockey, the Orangeville Lions Sports and Leisure Show, the Volunteer Advisory Committee for the CNIB Lake Joseph Camp, the Town of Orangeville Committee of Adjustment, and the Visions Support Group for the Visually Impaired.

“As Deputy Mayor, I would like to encourage Council members to look at every budget item closely and ensure that we get a return on investment for the residents of this town,” said Mr. Brown. “We need continued and expanded review of departments through the Municipal Performance Measurement Program.”

He added that he is in support of Orangeville pursuing OPP and eliminating the Orangeville Police Service, as he feels it will provide greater savings to the town and its residents.

On Monday, Mr. Brown announced that as part of his platform, he will work toward cancelling the Bravery Park project, stating that he feels it is an over-the-top plan for an unnecessary memorial, which will be of no financial benefit to the town.

“You, the people of Orangeville, are donating viable developable land, owned by the Town of Orangeville, and worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to this cause,” he wrote in his post. “You also are going to forego the property tax payable on this land forever.”

Part of his reasoning is that the town does not need a park as a memorial for a single individual, and accused those currently sitting on council of being fiscally irresponsible by pursuing the project.

“The current council lights cigars with hundred dollar bills from your pocket,” he wrote. “The incumbent Deputy Mayor Warren Maycock announced he support Bravery Park during our debate on Wednesday night. The next Deputy Mayor of Orangeville, Sandy Brown, does not.”

He sees his thoughts on Bravery Park as tying into his commitment to the residents of Orangeville to ensure that Orangeville is proceeding with the best options to help see an increased economy, decreased taxes and more savings where excessive funds are currently being spent.

“I hope to work closely and constructively with Council and whoever is elected Mayor,” he said. “I will help develop creative solutions in an open and transparent manner, always acting with honesty and integrity.”

Reid wants to see everyone 

given ‘an equal voice’

Deputy Mayor candidate Kim Reid has a background built in Orangeville. She has lived here for about 20 years, and married into a family with over six generations of history in the area. The mother of five manages several properties in and around Orangeville with her husband, and has been active in the community for almost as long as she has lived here.

“I have built strong relationships with many of the great people of Orangeville,” she explained. “I am a strong advocate for those families and individuals dealing with special needs, and I work tirelessly to make sure to fight for what is right and what is fair.”

Through her advocacy work she developed a passion and fire for standing up for those who cannot stand up on their own, which is part of why she decided to file for Deputy Mayor.

“Everyone should have a voice and be heard,” she said. “I am running for Deputy Mayor because I want to have the opportunity to give everyone an equal voice. I am willing to listen to people’s concerns, frustrations and new ideas to help Orangeville grow.”

She strongly believes that helping Orangeville grow and making it an even better community has to come through teamwork; not just teamwork between members of council, but with local residents and businesses as well.

“We need to start working with our existing businesses to build a strong partnership to attract new businesses,” said Ms. Reid. “We also need to reduce our tax burden and relieve some of the tax pressures we all face to help the town grow.”

Ms. Reid also believes that another group that the town needs to work with more is the youth. Through more youth engagement and working together, she hopes to help create programs to keep them involved in our community.

“We need to look towards our future and we need to look to change many of these issues facing Orangeville today,” she said.

When it comes down to why she believes residents should vote for her, it’s clear that her message is the need for a driving force towards change for the better in our small town. A driving force that Ms. Reid is ready to lead.

“Its our town, and our Town Hall should work to improve our lives as citizens and make us proud to call Orangeville home,” she said. “It is time for change.”

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