2012 Remuneration and Expenses

One of the things I committed to the residents of East Gwillimbury was that I would always strive for transparency and accountability. I am therefore sharing the details of my 2012 Salary and Expenses here. It also appears as part of my message to residents on the Town’s website.

Here are some further details on the key spending categories. I hope they are helpful in reflecting some of the work I do as your representative on Council:

Professional Development
The main expenditures in 2012 were for participation in a Business & Bandwidth conference on high-speed internet in Northern York Region, an Ontario Nature Workshop on Bioregional Planning for Aggregates, and a subscription to Municipal World magazine.

Meeting Expenses
These are travel expenses & other incidental costs incurred as I carry out my duties as Councillor. The largest item here was $75.62 relating to my attendance at an Ontario Power Authority/Association of Muncipalities of Ontario conference to speak about our Thinking Green Development Standards, and to accept a Conservation award on behalf of the Town of East Gwillimbury.

Public Engagement
I participated in several events in 2012, including a Firefighter Retirement dinner, The Family Place Ladies Night, A&B Run for Southlake, LSRCA Foundation Conservation Gala, Dream Halloween in support of 6 York charities, the Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, Magna Hoedown, and various community dinners and potlucks.

Finally, while it was decided that Blackberries are to be considered a “Corporate Expense”, personally, I think it’s important to disclose that my Blackberry cost $696.21 in 2012.

I welcome any comments or questions you may have.