Eager for the opportunity for re-election to represent voters on Goderich Town Council, Trevor Bazinet is passionate about his community.
Completing his first term as a councillor, Bazinet states that he has learned so much in the past four years and would love to represent the needs and wants of the community for a second term. In Goderich since 1976, Bazinet (43) grew up in a home where his parents provided an understanding of the importance of being involved in the community, to try to make a difference. As an only child, Bazinet’s parents encouraged him to play multiple sports. He played minor hockey and baseball in Goderich, which has led to his passion for enhancing the recreation facilities for youth in town.
Bazinet considers himself a hard-working man who has worked at local businesses after high school ranging from the salt mine and at Volvo. “Working in my own community is very important to me. I want to live here, work here and give back to my community,” explains Bazinet. Bazinet has been employed by Truly Nolen Pest Control for the past six years, and has volunteered for events in the community over the years. Integral to organizing a successful 3on3 hockey league that currently has over 400 youth from all over Huron and Perth Counties that come to play in Goderich, Bazinet is passionate about making positive changes for youth.
In addition, Bazinet honours a man who has passed away, and who had an impact on minor baseball in Goderich. He organizes the Don Johnston Memorial Slo Pitch Tournament, which has been celebrated for 14 years.
“Being elected to the Town of Goderich Council has been an amazing experience for me,” says Bazinet.
“I set a platform in 2014 that was based on youth engagement, promoting Goderich as a destination and supporting our local businesses, recreation and lifestyle.”
In his first month of being on council, Bazinet was able to gain support and community volunteers to create the Goderich Outdoor Rinks. Bazinet attributes his vision as a councillor as an opportunity to create something for everyone in the community to enjoy.
On the same thought, Bazinet claims the Goderich Recreation Park is the best project her has been involved in during his term as councillor.
In addition, he recognizes the hard working team of volunteers for the Revitalization Committee and the overwhelming support in way of donations from local businesses.
Bazinet adds, “The way our community has supported the Goderich Recreation Park is truly amazing. Just another reason why I am so proud to live in Goderich.” On top of being a passionate and active councillor, Bazinet was also responsible with establishing the first ever Goderich Youth Council. This has given the youth in the community a voice at the table, where they can plan and discuss things they would like to work on. Apart from his active involvement on council and within the community, these past four years Bazinet has also sat on many committees such as: BIA Board of Management, YMCA Board of Management, Quality and Assurance with the YMCA, Goderich Recreation Park Revitalization Committee, Goderich Recreation Park Fundraising Sub Committee, Waterfront and Parks Liaison and Council Liaison for the Goderich Youth Council.
“I take my role as a Councillor very seriously. I am very passionate about Goderich and am not afraid to stand up for what I believe in. I am grass roots in my approach to politics,” Bazinet says.
“I am not above doing the legwork necessary and to get involved to get the job done. I also do not take advantage of volunteers and give them credit where it’s due.”
If re-elected for a second term on Goderich Council, Bazinet’s vision is to do what he has done in the past four years: stay engaged with the community, market the community and continue to give youth the voice they so rightfully deserve.
Municipal Elections are on Monday, Oct. 22.
Candidate Trevor Bazinet is eager for the opportunity to serve on Goderich Council for a second term.