My name is Mary Asselstine.
I am running to be your Ward 4 Councillor to represent you in King Township.
Schomberg has been my home for more than 30 years. It’s where I have raised my two children, started a business, and engage in my community.
Over the years I have been very active in working to advocate for, strengthen, and build our communities. As a local resident and volunteer, I have built strong relationships with governments, agencies, community groups and volunteers to ensure that everyone has a voice in change.
Recognising the need and opportunity, I helped found three dynamic community groups that are helping to shape the future of King Township (Dufferin Marsh Nature Connection, Schomberg Community Farm and Climate Action King). In addition to my years of experience in the volunteer sector, I ran a local business on Main Street Schomberg, which helped me to understand many of the opportunities and challenges of local business owners.
As your Ward 4 Candidate, I will bring a diverse set of skills to Council:
- Municipal Planning
- Community Building
- Budgeting / Grant Writing
- Project Management
With a Master’s degree in Geography from York University, I have worked for federal, provincial and Township governments. In my teamwork advocacy, I have also helped raise and leverage almost a million dollars for projects across King Township.
I have worked hard for this community and will continue to work for positive change for Ward 4. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any ideas or