Your Council until November 14, 2022

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Left to Right: Councillor Jeff McLaren, Councillor Marianne Stickland, Mayor Kelly Elik, Councillor Jody Baillie, Councillor Jason Cottrell 

Mayor Kelly Elik 

[P] 705-471-1450

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Bio by Mayor:
Kelly Elik is a Customer Service Rep/Billing Clerk for Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd.  Her thirty plus years as a Customer Service Rep has given her the knowledge to work with the public and how to treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve.  Her greatest love is for her family.  With her husband of thirty eight years they have a son, a daughter, a grandson and another grandchild due in May.  She works on the open door policy so feel free to contact her with any concern.

Representative for the following Committees: SSJ Recreation Committee, Central Almaguin Planning Board, Almaguin Community Economic Development Committee

Councillor Jody Baillie 

[P] 705-498-3405
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Bio by Councillor:
Meet Jody Baillie!!
She is a wife, mother of 3 and works part time as a Admin/Children’s Director at Bethel Sundridge. After spending childhood summers  at the family cottage on Lake Bernard  her family moved into the Strong/Sundridge area in 1987.  She attended SCPS, LOL and graduated with honours from AHSS and has lived here the majority of her life.  She loves her community and is already quite involved in numerous community activities/events. You might've even heard her singing the National Anthem at one of the community events.  She loves meeting new people and is looking forward to this new challenge as Councillor for Strong.  Jody is trustworthy, honest and a woman of integrity.  She is very approachable and is willing to learn and listen so that she can help take ideas to help improve and make our area STRONGER!

Representative for the following Committees: POA Partners Committee, Sundridge Strong Fire Department Committee, SSJ Recreation Committee, Almaguin Recycling Initiative.

Councillor Jason Cottrell  

[P] 705-358-9581
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Representative for the following Committees: Sundridge & District Medical Centre Committee, SSJ Arena Committee, Joint Building Committee.

Councillor Jeff McLaren 

[P] 705-384-1274
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Representative for the following Committees: Sundridge Strong Fire Department Committee, Sundridge Strong Union Public Library Board, East Parry Sound Veterinary Service.

Councillor Marianne Stickland 

[P] 705-845-5987
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Bio by Councillor:
Marianne Stickland who am I?
Marianne has been a resident for over 55 years and is a retired skilled professional.  She is very environmentally conscientious and enjoys beekeeping.  Her focus for running for Council is to provide strong, sustainable and equitable services for all residents, by listening to residents’ concerns and addressing issues raised.  Marianne brings 35 years of provincial government and broader public sector work experience, with strategic, operational and financial planning.  Marianne’s has many goals for her Council term! One being to explore amalgamation with neighbouring municipalities.  She wants Strong Township to have sustainable growth, and feels we are stewards that should protect our land.  She will achieve these goals by making evidence-based decisions.    

Representative for the following Committees: Sundridge & District Medical Centre, High Rock Lookout Committee, SSJ Arena Committee, North Bay Parry Sound District Board of Health, Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Committee.