Sept 1, 2022
I, Bud Halpin, am running for the Port Elgin Ward on Saugeen Shores Council in the October election.
During my 22 year teaching career in Saugeen Shores, I had many opportunities to work with the Town and several community groups. Under my leadership the students worked on our beaches, parks, and community spaces. I am seeking a seat on council, so that I can continue to serve the citizens and community of Saugeen Shores.
I believe that I have excellent experience to serve as a member of Saugeen Shores Council. I had one term as Councillor in Chesley where my portfolio included public works. Among my proudest achievements was being the lead councillor in establishing the Chesley Rail Trail System. I also had one term as Chesley’s representative of the Arran Elderly PUC. (Public Utilities Commission)
Before I was a teacher, I ran my own small contracting business for over 10 years. For 10 years I also owned and operated two cottage parks in Port Elgin. This gives me unique insight into the tourist industry and small business, which are important components of the Saugeen Shores economy. My working career demonstrates an ability to be co-operative, to be innovative, and to be dedicated in serving the community.
My platform will be released in the coming days. I would appreciate your support!
Sincerely, Bud Halpin.