I am Yvonne Hamlin
I am passionate about Collingwood and will work to protect its unique character.
For over 25 years I practiced municipal and planning law, working with many staff, residents and councils across the Province.
I have the know-how to not only understand the issues, but to get things done at Council.
- to establish clear planning rules so that new development respects our neighbourhoods, while still encouraging badly needed housing and employment.
- to create and enforce strong rules for Council so that we never have even a hint of dishonest conduct from our elected officials again.
Over the years, I have taken leadership roles in several charitable and non-profit organizations in our area. Currently I am on the boards of the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay and am the chair of the Blue Mountain Public Art Committee. I also have served as president of the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society.
I have recently worked hard for our neighbourhood to ensure issues were dealt with as they arose, in regard to a large development that is underway in our midst. As a result, Council has enacted several by-laws to make residents life better when huge machinery is literally on their doorstep.
We can do better.
I am ready to work for you.
The future of Collingwood requires Council to balance the needs of current residents, new residents, current businesses and new businesses.