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Greg Braund files for Deputy Reeve in SEL

On Thursday, August 5 Greg Braund, long time resident, declared his intention to run for Deputy-Reeve of the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield in the municipal elections to be held October 25.

Greg has a degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. He was employed by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board for 32 years.

He has lived in Peterborough, Ennismore and most recently, for the last 15 years, in a lakefront home in Bridgenorth.

He retired from Lakefield Intermediate School where he taught instrumental music, English and Mathematics for five years to Grade 7 and 8 students.

Greg has been a Chemong Lake cottager since birth. As an infant he was brought frequently by his parents to the lakeside residence of his grandparents, Henry and Mickey Parnell, on the property where he now resides with his partner, Rosalind MacQuarrie.

Greg and Roz have three children, three granddaughters and a grandson.

Greg is a member of the Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada and of the Lakefield Legion. He is Past President of the Peterborough Civic Concert Band and has sung with the Peterborough Singers.

He is Chair of the Trust Fund for the Peterborough Salvation Army and Executive Assistant for the Corporation of the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association. He was an active member of the S-E-L Ratepayers’ Association, and most recently an active participant on the committee to prevent a bypass around Bridgenorth.

Greg is a passionate advocate for Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield and will bring a strong voice to County Council.

As a teacher Greg was very generous with his time, volunteering to coach many sports, but especially basketball.

His hobbies include reading historical novels, boating, gardening, visiting with his children and grandchildren and of course music.

Mr. Braund says he is a very forthright individual who will dedicate immense energy to the position of Deputy-Reeve. He will work hard to implement the goals established by the Council.

He will be accessible to all ratepayers, accountable for the actions and decisions made by the Council, and a staunch listener to the concerns of his constituents.

He will bring excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, and people skills to the position of Deputy Reeve.

Greg is impressed with the work done by the current Council and hopes to continue in the same fashion. His goals include keeping taxes low by ensuring that money is spent efficiently and effectively and by looking for external funding for important projects.

Community consultations must be an integral part of Council decisions.

Following is the Action Plan that Greg has developed:

• Fair, transparent government;

• Fiscal responsibility,

• Planned, environmentally sound, Economic Development throughout the entire region;

• Expanded, effective, on-going communication with all S-E-L ratepayers;

• Adherence to the Goals and Vision established for Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield.

For further information, please feel free to call Greg at 705-292-0471 or e-mail him at gregorybraund@bellnet.ca .

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