As someone who grew up in the big city of Toronto, something struck me very clearly when we moved to Pelham 8 years ago. Yes, the beauty of our Niagara is unparalleled and rare. The quaint charm of the towns and hamlets is what calls us City Folk here. Like so many others who are attracted to this region to raise our children, start a local business or retire, growth and change is inevitable. What change looks like is every citizens responsibility.
I have witnessed Dave Augustyn pioneer and respectfully implement growth for our beautiful town. I have seen him verbally attacked in Region Chambers, in the Press and by his political opponents. Dave has responded with each issue with grace, integrity and intelligence. If we are to maintain the beauty and richness of culture of Niagara today we need leadership that is fair and informative. I trust Dave Augustyn to continue to facilitate a prosperous, desirable region that I will be proud for future generations to inherit.
Deborah Marie Forrester
I’ve been proud to cast a ballot for Mayor Dave Augustyn in 2010 and in 2014, and could not have been happier with his tenure as Mayor.I look forward to voting for him to be the next Regional Councillor. I am so proud to call Pelham my hometown and a lot of that is because of the growth under and the decisions made by council with Mayor Dave at the helm. He has stayed strong in the face of intimidation in his role at the Region and have no doubt he will continue to look out for the hard working residents of Pelham and across the Niagara Region.
After searching for a new place to call home, my wife and I chose to move to Pelham. There simply was nowhere in the region that had the same kind of friendly, supportive and progressive community where we were welcomed with open arms and felt immediately at home with like-minded people.
People who had a purpose, a vision, and wanted an environment where they and their families could thrive, and contribute to making the community a great place to live.
I believe that under Dave Augustyn’s leadership, the community of Pelham came together and implemented a forward thinking plan that will improve the quality of life for everyone in Pelham for years to come. This is something I believe is lacking in most other communities, where they tend to focus on reacting to problems rather than implementing a long-term vision that serves the community.
I find Dave to be incredibly approachable, and is supremely skilled at bringing people together to fulfil a community vision and improve quality of life. I sincerely believe he has transformed the community of Pelham which continues to attracts progressive people and businesses, and I am proud to call him mayor.
I am pleased to support Dave in his bid for Pelham’s Regional Council seat. He has shown true leadership and integrity as our mayor and Regional Councillor. Dave is a stalwart friend and supporter of many charitable organizations including our town’s service clubs, Pelham Cares and Wellspring Niagara.
I very much appreciate his leadership in the Town’s donation of land for Wellspring Niagara’s new home in Fonthill. I would encourage you to support him in his race to continue to serve us as Regional Councillor and hopefully our next Regional Chair.