To all residents in the Municipality of Kincardine, Council, and Staff –
My wish for the community that I love is that we continue to build on our strengths, support each other in times of celebration and need, and all move forward in a positive manner to make this an even better place for present and future generations to live in.
I will continue to be part of that in other ways now.
“Everything on earth has its own time and its own season” is the familiar quote.
My season as Mayor is coming to an end.
I am resigning as mayor effective April 9, 2021.
It has been a privilege to serve all residents and ratepayers in the Municipality of Kincardine whether along our beautiful lakeshore or in our inland villages, hamlets, and farms.
It has been a wonderful experience this past 10 years in my role as both Deputy Mayor and Mayor to get to know so many people of different backgrounds in our Municipality of Kincardine, in other municipalities and in different levels of government in Ontario and in Canada.
Local politics is about cooperating to make decisions that best serve our local community.
May that continue to be the main focus of the Municipality of Kincardine Council.
Thank you to all those who have supported me over the years, especially my husband Doug, our sons Jon and Mike and their families, my parents Audrey and Lester Ferguson, my sister Joan Eadie, my brother Allan, many friends both golden and new, staff and members of five different Councils in both the Municipality of Kincardine and Township of Huron Kinloss as well as my fellow Bruce County Councillors and staff. I could have included many more people since no one accomplishes anything alone.
A quote attributed to Desmond Tutu says, “Do your little bit of good where you are, it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
I have tried to do “my little bit of good” on Council and I encourage others to do the same for the Municipality of Kincardine whether now or in the future.