Post Election Reponses from Elected Officials – Reaction to Election

Monday, October 27, citizens across Ontario elected their municipal officials for 2014-2018.

The Grey Bruce Business Journal asked the people elected in Owen Sound,
‘Are you happy with the results of the election?’

We are awaiting responses from Councillor Peter Lemon.


Mayor-elect Ian Boddy

Mayor-elect Ian Boddy


‘Yes, I am looking forward to working with a renewed council who will bring fresh ideas to the table, and we have strong incumbents who will bring experience.’ Mayor-elect Ian Boddy


Arlene Wright

Deputy Mayor Arlene Wright


‘Of course I am pleased to be returning and I look forward to working with the new council.’ Deputy Mayor Arlene Wright

Travis Dodd - Owen Sound Council Candidate

Councillor-elect Travis Dodd


‘Absolutely, we had 52% of the population take advantage of their right to vote. Even though that number is still relatively low in comparison to our population, it is a great increase since the last election, which was around 46-47%. I think we have a well-balanced group going into this next term that has a positive mindset to ensure Council stays productive and moving forward.’ Councillor-elect Travis Dodd

Councillor-elect Scott Greig

Councillor-elect Scott Greig


‘I am certainly very pleased with the results of the election.  The new council elect consists of a fine blend of experience with a new dynamic of youth, energy and perspective.’ Councillor-elect Scott Greig

Marion Koepke

Councillor-elect Marion Koepke



‘Yes, I am happy with the results.  I feel the individuals elected worked very hard to be in the positions they gained.  I am certain it was very difficult for the electors given the number of candidates running for positions.’ Councillor-elect Marion Koepke


Jim McManaman - Owen Sound City Council

Councillor Jim McManaman


‘I congratulate all of the people who put their name forward for Council…placing your name on the ballot involves a huge commitment…and their participation brought forward important thoughts and ideas. When you see how much strife there is involved with elections around the world, I am always pleased when we see democracy in action in Canada. I would, however, have liked to see a larger percentage of voters participating in the election.’ Councillor Jim McManaman



Councillor-elect Brian O'Leary

Councillor-elect Brian O’Leary


‘Yes I am happy with the results of the election.’ Councillor-elect Brian O’Leary   



Richard Thomas - Owen Sound Council Candidate

Councillor-elect Richard Thomas


‘It would be difficult not to be pleased with the results of the election. I ran for council because I wanted to see change, and change is what Owen Sound voted for. I’d like to thanks everyone who voted for me. I will work hard on your behalf.’ Councillor-elect Richard Thomas



We also asked, ‘What do you see is the major difference between this new council and the last?’

and, ‘What issues do you think the council will be addressing before Spring, 2015?’



Learn to Network

Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)


Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
Address: 1240 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2J3

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