David Gaffney

BIO

I love this community and I’ve devoted my life to making it a better place to live, work and play. I will bring my experience and dedication to City Council and will do my best to represent the needs and aspirations of the citizens of Stratford. I have been a long-time volunteer on many community organizations, City committees and boards including the YMCA of Stratford-Perth, Stratford and District Agricultural Society, Bard of Avon Housing Co-Operative, the Board of Park Management, Heritage Stratford, Communities in Bloom, Energy and Environment and the Canada 150 Sesquicentennial Ad-Hoc Committee.

I enjoyed a 35-year career as a construction engineer with our family company. This professional experience provided me with important insights into community development and at the same time honed my analytical and team-building skills.

I will use my experience, knowledge and love of Stratford to represent YOU on YOUR Stratford City Council.

DEDICATED-EXPERIENCED-HARDWORKING

Each Candidate was asked to send a bio, photo and to respond to the ten questions below with a limit of 75 words per answer. We have identified any truncated content with “...[]” Please feel free to reach out to each candidate for more information.

RESPONSES

1. Over the last five years, how have you contributed to the City of Stratford (volunteering, boards, etc.)?

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2. What do you believe your unique contribution will be to council (strengths)?

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3. What would you like to see achieved over the next four years (be specific)?

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4. What committees do you see yourself sitting on and what experience qualifies you for those committees?

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5. What means of transportation are you using in the city, and/or in and out of town and what improvements do you recommend?

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6. Describe what you believe the Cooper Site should look like in 10 years?

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7. What are your objectives with respect to housing and how do you expect to accomplish them?

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8. If elected, what three steps would you take to put our city on a firmer financial footing?

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9. How will the new provincial legislation with respect to conflict of interest on municipal councils, coming into effect January 2019, hinder your effectiveness on council?

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10. How will you encourage youth engagement, retention, re-attraction and skills development?

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