Carma Williams outlines Deputy Mayor platform

Nick Seebruch
Carma Williams outlines Deputy Mayor platform
Carma Williams at her campaign launch. Submitted photo.

NORTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – After eight years as Councillor for Maxville Ward in the Township of North Glengarry, Carma Williams now has her eye on the job of Deputy Mayor.

Williams points to the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee as a significant accomplishment of hers during her time as councillor.

“When I first came onto council in 2010, I established an Arts & Culture Advisory Committee,” said Williams. “Arts is a way to promote the cause of heritage and promote restoration.”

Williams said that if elected Deputy Mayor, she would focus on growth, development and opportunity in the Township of North Glengarry.

“We are in a prime location,” she said. “We are ideal for ex-urbanites looking for a quieter lifestyle.”

Her ward of Maxville saw the Town of Maxville water project finally realized with her most recent term as councillor, which Williams believes is key to building growth in that area.

Areas in which Williams believes that the township can improve includes expanding the tax base and increasing government transparency. Williams said she hoped to introduce live streaming for council meetings.

“I think we need a more responsive local government,” she said.

Williams is going up against Robert Proulx and Brian Caddell for the job of Deputy Mayor, however, the residents of North Glengarry already know who will be their Mayor. Current North Glengarry Deputy Mayor Jamie MacDonald was acclaimed Mayor of North Glengarry when nominations closed on July 27, after no other candidates came forward to run against him.

“I have an excellent working relationship with Jamie MacDonald,” said Williams. “We’ve worked closely together at lobbying higher levels of government for funding, like for the Maxville Water Project.”

Williams said that she wants to build on her work as a councillor.

“I want to pass on the sense of opportunity we have here in North Glengarry,” she said. “We’ve done great things in the past eight years and we need to build on that foundation.”

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