Joe and I chose Barrie as the special place to call 'home' over 14 years ago. Joe is from Oro-Medonte and I am from a small farming community in Southwestern Ontario. We are attracted to welcoming places with a strong sense of community and saw Barrie as a great place to live, work, play and contribute.
I find joy in giving back and care about how decisions are made. I want to age well where I live. I cherish the home we worked hard to attain as first time buyers. It is the same home today we continue to invest in and are proud of. I believe it is important to work towards creating and sustaining a Barrie where all may thrive. I truly believe 'better' has no limit. We can expect more and do better on resident engagement, communications, and the co-design of our cityscape.