"It is my honour and privilege to continue to serve you, the residents of Halton Hills and Halton Region."
Town of Halton Hills ~ Wards 1 and 2
NEWS RELEASE ~ May 2018
filed today to retain his seat as
“We still have a lot of work left to do this term but I wanted to send a clear signal to all of our residents that I want to keep working for them and with them. The next term will face unique challenges as Halton Hills grows and we will need experience to assist and guide that growth.”
Somerville recently finished a term as Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and commented “Having the opportunity to represent Halton Hills and Halton Region across the country and around the world has renewed my view that local government is at the heart of our communities. I saw some programs and best practices I want to bring back to here.”
Somerville listed some items as engaging citizens in municipal government especially youth, women and new Canadians, urban agriculture, seniors and affordable housing, environmental as well as heritage protection.
“I want us to look at a Community Development model for economic development, having our citizens engaged as well as retaining and attracting business. Making sure we have the services and facilities that our business sectors need. I also want to continue to work with our agricultural area to make sure they have the tools to allow them to stay healthy and strong.”