Christine Michaud – Ward 4 Kitchener
Committed to Community
Dedicated to Progress
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I am a life-long resident of Kitchener and have been proud to call Ward 4 my home for the past 23 years. I am experienced in communications and public relations with post-secondary education in Journalism. I am a former Features Editor for the Kitchener Waterloo Record where I worked for 26 years. I have volunteered on many committees over the years including City of Kitchener’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and Downtown Action Advisory Committee, K-W Oktoberfest, Centre in The Square Board, Food4Kids Waterloo Wellington Board, 20,000 Homes Canada Campaign, Junior Achievement, and Big Brothers and Sisters.
With over two decades of community involvement and a strong background in communications, I am uniquely positioned to be an active, fair voice for the constituents of Ward 4. I am committed, but not limited to, the following areas: Infrastructure, Responsible Development, Connecting Neighbourhoods, Transportation, and Safe and Sustainable Community.
As our neighbourhoods change and grow, we must have a planning document in place to ensure city growth at a reasonable pace and protect our communities, trails, parks and outlying areas.
Everyone deserves to live in a community where he or she feels safe, not only in his or her home but on the street as well. I will work to ensure creative traffic calming solutions are placed where needed.
City of Kitchener’s Transportation Demand Strategy focuses on providing healthier more sustainable options for getting around our community. This strategy is designed to encourage people to walk, bike or take public transit. ION is expected to be running by the end of 2018, and while GRT has enhanced its routes in the Doon South Area, there is still more work to do. I will work with the Mayor, regional council and GRT to make sure bus routes are available to residents in Ward 4 that have adequate access to the LRT system seven days a week.
I believe a connected community creates a better neighbourhood. The matters between Conestoga College, Landlords and residents of Lower Doon has long been an issue. I will work with the Mayor, council and all parties involved to develop a framework that will work towards resolving issues that have loomed over this neighbourhood for too long.
I will demonstrate financially responsible decision making at City Hall, and I will listen to community priorities and provide clear communication processes for Ward 4 citizens.
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