Craig McCormick is making a bid for councillor in North Grenville. The retired OPP officer says his 30 year career equipped him with management tools and budgeting experience.

McCormick says he decided to run to bring a reputable voice, vision and new ideas to the council table. He says public input is an essential component of being an elected official. McCormick says a community survey will help outline recreation needs for the municipality.

A full infrastructure analysis is something else McCormick would like to see done. He says sustainable growth is key and infrastructure needs to be in place to support future development.

McCormick is focused on bringing new business to North Grenville to create jobs and broaden the tax base. He says the municipality’s geographical location Р20 minutes to Ottawa and the 401 Рis ideal for large companies to set up shop. He says a more aggressive recruiting strategy is needed to bring government institutions to Kemptville.

McCormick is trained in crime prevention and says community safety is a priority for him.

The My Kemptville Now newsroom will be interviewing all councillor and mayoral candidates for North Grenville over the next two weeks. The 2018 Municipal Election is set for October 22.