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McMullen, Geraldine

Geraldine McMullen headshotI am Geraldine McMullen and I want to be your Councillor in beautiful and historic Ward 9. I care about the people in Stoney Creek and will ensure you will receive the best representation at City Hall.

We deserve a Council that will work collaboratively in their decision-making. We have experienced missed opportunities and delays such as the construction of our new stadium. It took too long for a decision on a casino. We deserve better and I will work tirelessly to make sure we get better.

Ward nine is huge. It goes from just above Lake Ontario all the way up to Rymal road. It is a gem of many facets. We have old time heritage and historical areas and green space. We also have progressive community development and small manufacturing each of which is a building block to a new vision for Ward 9 and the greater Hamilton area. As large manufacturing closes their doors we must open new doors.

My resume includes an education beginning at Cathedral Girl’s High School and later at Brock University concentrating on Sociology and Psychology. Further educational accomplishments include Community Leadership and joint Labour Studies at Mohawk College and McMaster University.

I have the practical knowledge and leadership qualities to make things happen. Over twenty three years of employment in financial and banking services has given me a strong sound foundation in economic management. My consultative and collaborative approach to decision making has been developed through extensive board experience in community and labour relations capacities. Volunteering has motivated and inspired me to work hard for others to affect change. I serve as a Board member with the United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton and sit on its Community Impact Committee. I am also a Board member with Workforce Planning Hamilton and until recently I was on the Governing Council with the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. This has refined my governance and group dynamic skills.

This well-rounded experience, education and networking ability will serve you well in understanding the needs of our community at the grassroots level. We need to reclaim our city as one of the great cities in Canada.

My vision includes enhanced and aggressive business investment and patronage. We need progressive ideas to attract new and exciting businesses, and to re-purpose brown space to make room for the reclamation of Hamilton. We need to encourage manufacturing and the jobs that sector will bring. Other cities offer incentives. Why can’t we?

We need to stop the slow, archaic thinking of the past and replace with it forward thinking, grounded in reality. Your input on balanced population growth and natural open space will be solicited through town hall discussions. Keeping a constant watch on the prudent management of our tax dollars is a big priority for me.

Hamilton will also have to plan for regional transportation. We cannot have another stadium fiasco when it comes to transit. We need detailed, cost effective planning to ease traffic on the Linc, Red Hill expressway, 403 and The Queen Elizabeth Way. I will make it our mission to work with the Provincial and Federal Governments to make efficient and practical decisions for Hamilton.

By engaging and including the citizens of Ward 9, I will be able to maximize our collective potential, advocate on your behalf and see this vision fulfilled.

So why should you vote for me? I hope I have answered that question. If you would like more information I can be reached at votemcmullen@gmail.com.

I want to make a difference. I know I can make a difference. Please join me in reclaiming our Stoney Creek and the Greater Hamilton Area. While a Councillor is expected to think about the broader community, every decision I make will be predicated on the needs of Stoney Creek residents.

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