“My experiences in leadership, community involvement and my passion would make me a strong voice and dedicated representative for Ward 6,” says Mikhaela Beerman
Editor’s note: OrilliaMatters has asked candidates for council in the neighboring townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn to provide a summary of why they are running in the October 24 municipal elections. The following was submitted by Mikhaela Beerman, who is seeking election in Ward 6, Oro-Medonte Township. For more election coverage — including candidate profiles and other election news — visit our 2022 municipal elections page by clicking here.
Growing up in Simcoe County, I always dreamed of living in Oro-Medonte. After moving here, my family and I encountered a compelling and supportive community. I appreciate the charm and friendliness of local businesses, access to nature and recreation, and the opportunity to get involved in community initiatives.
Oro-Medonte is a dynamic place to live, raise a family, work and play. Together, we can help ensure the township continues to provide lasting and exciting opportunities for the next generation by building community, building connections and fostering collaboration.
I am committed to advancing key priorities for Ward 6 residents, including:
- Advocacy for road improvement and safety
- Maintain the roads
- Make sure the internet connection is available
- Promote access to sports and leisure
- Promote arts and culture
- Caring for parks and community spaces
- Develop access to hiking trails for people with different abilities
- Support new initiatives like community gardens and events that bring people together
- Organize town halls to listen to you in person
- Survey residents for feedback on key issues
- Provide continuous and accessible updates
As a mother, I understand the importance of community and will advocate for family-oriented needs, such as safe driving in residential areas.
As a small business owner, I understand the value of local businesses and the positive contribution they make to the community.
As an anti-trafficking advocate, I have listened with empathy and supported people who have different life experiences and backgrounds than mine.
As an engaged member of the community, I have experience working with government at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
As a researcher, I have experience representing diverse viewpoints without bias and with ethical integrity.
My experiences in leadership, community engagement and my passion would make me a strong voice and dedicated representative for Ward 6. I care about this community, I care about every resident and I care about you! It would be an honor to be elected and to serve as your councilor for Ward 6.
Mikhaela is married to Aaron (firefighter) and mother of a young son. She is a small business owner and founder of an outdoor art school for children. Mikhaela is a non-profit consultant, community television host and producer, and published author. She is a researcher, educator and anti-trafficking advocate. She is a member of the Bridgenorth Board of Directors and the Defend Dignity National Advisory Team. She completed her Masters in Education. Mikhaela was named YorkU’s Top 30 Under 30 Changemakers.