Candidates give in-depth platforms
Work with the public and private colleges to help offer more programs and course offerings.
Work with parks and recreation to ensure that our facilities such as the stadiums are available for conventions and potential hockey and figure skating schools.
Work toward making Grand Falls-Windsor an entertainment centre for special events by utilizing Centennial Field and Church Road Park.
Work towards improving the development of Main Street, High Street and Cromer Avenue.
Invite more involvement of local residents, businesses and volunteer groups by having them involved in the process of helping the town grow both socially and economically.
Support the completion of an audit of all town departments to ensure that rules and regulations are followed fairly for everyone.
Work towards the development of the riverfront to attract businesses and build and grow a sustainable tourism sector.
Work with other town councils to help develop the region socially and economically.
Work with local law enforcement agencies to reduce the amount of drugs that are becoming increasingly available within the town.
Work with local law enforcement to reduce the number of ATV’s that are illegally running the streets.
My vision for Grand FallsWindsor includes building a more self-reliant economic base, and an economy that creates jobs, to ensure our town is able to support and sustain the programs and services that are available.
This will attract new residents to grow our population and set the conditions to make young families want to live here. It will also allow us to better support and take care of our seniors.
Over the last 10 years we have lost some major employers in our area, but we have to look at our local opportunities and examine how we can capitalize on them to create economic growth, particularly in the private sector.
This is where my experience in business development is beneficial.
My campaign will focus on four key pillars: economic development, neighbourhood communities, fiscal responsibility, and public engagement.
We build it by focusing on four key industries: tourism, technology and knowledgebased industries, business of health care, and resource development.
By focusing on building these industries we ensure Grand Falls-Windsor has a diversified economy not reliant on a single industry.
It makes our town an attractive place for young people to study, to move here, and raise families here because of the opportunities. This further attracts retail and other spin-off opportunity. This addresses concerns of an aging population by creating a reliable tax base of young workers and entrepreneurs to provide programs and services at sustainable levels for everyone.
You can read more at www. markwhiffen.ca.