Monday, October 20, 2014

Endorsement from Scott Spillane

Kerry is a remarkably driven and passionate person. I admire her idealism that is tempered with mature pragmatism. To me, Kerry is a person that works well with others, sets goals and gets results.

Endorsement from Cheryl Nickel

Voting McManus makes sense because she listens and follows through.
Cheryl Nickel

Endorsement from David Bean

Thanks for your kind words, David.

It is becoming increasingly difficult in this day and age to find people willing to enter politics, at any level, who come with the genuine goal of public service, with no other agenda. Even rarer, for that person, to have served and shown that they actually "walk the walk". Voting McManus just makes sense! David V Bean 

Endorsement from Martha Holmes


I look for integrity. Kerry McManus has that. Martha Holmes

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Labour Council Questions & Kerry's Responses




1. If elected, what are your priorities for our community?

1. My priorities: increasing the effectiveness of transit in Stratford; addressing the infrastructure deficit; developing a plan for the Cooper Site; engaging the community in decision-making and implementing the Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan.

2. How do you view the role of public services in our community? Where do you stand on contracting out, and the privatization of public services?

2. I am thankful that the City of Stratford provides many good jobs. Where expertise or equipment is needed for a short term or where the needs cannot be effectively met by staff due to a range of issues, I support utilizing outside agencies. I am thankful that the City of Stratford's services are being used by adjacent municipalities to provide Household Hazardous Waste services.

3. If elected, what would you do to promote local services and good jobs in our community?


3. I believe that through stronger communication, opportunities will both be developed and highlighted that will allow for business to grow in the City. I will continue to do and to share research that will spark new ideas and approaches. I will work to address infrastructure needs to meet the needs of local business and to help workers to thrive. I will work to see the development of the Cooper site as a key contributor to Stratford's economic development.

4. What would you do to improve the lives of residents in our community?


4. I will continue to work to advance social, environmental and economic goals. I will continue to work at implementing the Housing & Homelessness plan for Perth County. I will continue to work on the Multi-residential composting pilot program with a goal to facilitate neighbourhood
composting. I will work to implement the Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan to encourage our community to realize the benefits both personally and as a whole of active transportation. I will continue to research opportunities and engage diverse stakeholders in conversations on what would benefit Stratford. I will be a voice addressing both short and long term goals in the budget process. I will work to build a plan on the Cooper Site to further drive economic development in the core.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Q & A with Kerry

As election day approaches, I would appreciate knowing what concerns you have or you hear for Stratford. Post your concerns and/or questions. I will share my thoughts and ask you to join in the conversations as they unfold.

When Jeff Heuchert commented that my first term has been characterized by a desire for accountability, it made me reflect. While some hear accountability and picture someone searching for someone missing the mark in their capacity, I see transparency as an invitation for those who care about Stratford to share their ideas and expertise in the decision-making and visioning processes for Stratford. In the words of Helen Keller, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

I invite you to join me in thinking about Stratford. Identifying our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Stretching our perspectives by entertaining divergent views while sharing our own even as they may be evolving.

To my fellow candidates, you are welcome and encouraged to share your thoughts as well. My hope is that we will capitalize on the campaign period and its ability to foster ideas that will shape Council's deliberations in the next year and term.

Thanks for your support!

To all who volunteered to deliver flyers, thank you! Over half of the homes in Stratford received information on my re-election campaign today. Thank you so much for your help and support.

Monday, September 15, 2014

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Endorsements

Kerry cares enough to engage and listen to other people's points of view, without jumping to conclusions. She encourages others to get involved and get their voices heard. In her thoughtful way, She embodies true democratic principles. Ed Pass (Sales at Energy Controls & Mechanical Services Inc., posted on LinkedIn)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Endorsements

Voting McManus makes sense because she is deeply committed to the environment of this place and its people. Lynda Weston

Voting McManus makes sense because she listens and follows through. Cheryl Nickel

I look for integrity. Kerry McManus has that. Martha Holmes

Voting McManus makes sense because...she has that rare quality: common sense...and so much more. Irene Miller

Voting McManus makes sense because ... she takes the time to listen, and then follows through, for a city she loves. Vicki-Lyn Gatschene

Voting McManus makes sense....integrity, commitment, experience Nanci McFadden Fair

Voting McManus makes sense because of the fact that you are reading this right now. Kerry always finds a way to connect with her community on issues - just the way she's doing on Facebook right now! I want to be involved in the decision making process - not just read about it the next day in the newspaper! McManus makes sense to me. Tim Veal

Voting for McManus makes sense because Kerry is a caring, committed and connected leader with the courage and smarts to do right. Katie Wreford

Voting McManus makes sense because Kerry is smart, works very hard for her community and makes sound wise decisions. Jane Eligh-Feryn

because we want reasoned, thoughtful, courageous leaders. Nadine Hayes

....Kerry McManus listens and questions in a fiscally responsible manner. Susan Young

Voting McManus makes sense because she will research when necessary to understand issues. As an added bonus, she has 4 years of experience; she knows the ropes! Susan Young

Voting McManus makes sense because Kerry is not falsely proud of this beautiful city of Stratford; nor is she falsely humble as a representative of the people who really care about the well-being of a beautiful vibrant community. Kerry truly legitimately cares about Stratford and it's people. She has consistently been pro-active in her approach to embracing and involving the community in all it's most crucial issues. In short, Kerry is the real deal. She is one who truly cares and is willing to invest as much of her life into our wellness as she possibly can. Besides that, she is just a very real and sweet down-to-earth smart person! Kerry has my vote. Period. Here's hoping some other people who are running can take note. Rick Francis

Voting McManus makes sense because she has a solid sensible way of looking at ALL sides of the issue..she has proved herself extremely valuable to our city council in the last term and deseves to keep her seat so she can continue her great work...VOTE McMANUS. Marlene E McNamara

Voting McManus makes sense because she takes the time talk to others and gain as much information as possible before making an informed decision. Miriam Mann

Voting McManus makes sense because in addition to being a knowledgeable, progressive and caring member of council, she shows special leadership in environmental and sustainability matters for the city. Mike Jorna

Kerry McManus makes sense, which saves us $. Sorry for the cheap pun, okay, sorry for the play on words, and the cheap pun. Philomena Hamberg

Voting Kerry McManus makes sense because we need informed, broad, critical thinking on council from people that are open to be engaged, informed and respectful. #StratfordON #getyourvoteon - Karen Schulman Dupuis

Kerry cares enough to engage and listen to other people's points of view, without jumping to conclusions. She encourages others to get involved and get their voices heard. In her thoughtful way, She embodies true democratic principles. Ed Pass (Sales at Energy Controls & Mechanical Services Inc., posted on LinkedIn)

Endorsements

Voting Kerry McManus makes sense because we need informed, broad, critical thinking on council from people that are open to be engaged, informed and respectful. #StratfordON #getyourvoteon - Karen Schulman Dupuis

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thought of the Day

No man was ever wise by chance. ~ Seneca

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thought of the Day

Things start out as hopes and end up as habits. ~ Lillian Hellman, American writer

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thought of the Day

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ~ E.M. Forster, British writer

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Thought of the Day

If there is anything in the universe that can't stand discussion, let it crack. ~ Wendell Phillips, American abolitionist

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Thought of the Day

Be regular and orderly in your life ... so that you may be violent and original in your work. ~Gustave Flaubert, French writer

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thought of the Day

So strong is virtue formed in earlier years. Virgil

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thought of the Day

Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thought of the Day

The first duty of love is to listen. Paul Tillich

Monday, February 11, 2013

Thought of the Day

Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips