KEEPING COMMITMENT TO SERVE BAY WARD FOR TWO TERMS.
Ottawa – At the City of Ottawa client service centre in Ben Franklin Place, with his two daughters, Sasha and Emily, Mark Taylor submitted his nomination papers to once again serve the residents of Bay Ward at City Council.
“I have been honoured each day to have the opportunity to represent the residents of Bay Ward” said Taylor. “Serving the community respectfully and responsively have always been the most important job to me and I will continue working to earn and keep their support.”
Keeping a commitment to serve as Bay Ward Councillor for two terms, Taylor is seeking support in order to finish work that has been started throughout the ward. Since 2010 a great deal of progress has been made on many local projects that had stalled in previous terms of Council. Renewal of infrastructure that residents and families count on are once again taking place as well as new planning efforts for neighbourhood projects, economic development, parks & local recreation.
“Together we have protected neighbourhoods, delivered respectful transit solutions for the future, renewed local roads, infrastructure and parks, and built new community treasures like neighbourhood splash pads for families and the first new park in Bay Ward in over 25 years.” said Taylor.
As Chair of Ottawa’s Community & Protective Services Committee Taylor also works with the City wide portfolios of Parks, Recreation, Arts, Culture, Heritage, Emergency Management, the Ottawa Fire & Paramedic Services, By-Law and Social Services. Leading Ottawa's Older Adult Plan, Mark is committed to making the nations capital an internationally recognized Age Friendly City. Addressing housing & homelessness are key priorities for Taylor as well and he continues to work for our community's most in need.
Taylor, now 43, had been involved with a number of community organizations prior to his election in 2010, including the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region, the United Way, and served on the Board of Directors of the Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre. In addition he came from a business background serving as the Chief Information Officer of a local communications firm.