As your Mayor I am proud of the significant progress that was realized in Tillsonburg over this past four year period. Together with the support of a dedicated Council, our committed volunteer base and the efforts of a focused and well trained municipal team, we have once again fostered an environment for the balanced growth that has both protected and enhanced the 'Quality of Life' for all our citizens. A number of exciting achievements and accomplishments are highlighted as follows;

- Community Strategic Plan (Implementation and Results)

- New Primary Health Care Providers (Doctors)

- Accessible and Sustainable local Transit system

- Emerging regional transportation model (Tillsonburg Hub)

- New Industrial Growth (Wise Line / Xcel / Titan Trailers)

- Expanded Economic Development Portfolio

- Award-winning Corporate Branding

- Debt Reduction plan

- Community Centre and Arena Energy Retro-fit Program

- Integrated Public Engagement Policy

- Protection of Tillsonburg Hydro as a locally-owned asset

- LED Streetlight Program for Operational Savings

- Endorsement of Volunteer Committee Structure

- Asset Management Plan achievements

- New Serviced Industrial Park

- Additional Senior Living options

- Residential opportunities in the Downtown Core

- Record Building Permit levels

- Solid Waste and Recycling (Localized Initiatives)

- Additional ambulances in Tillsonburg Full-time (County of Oxford)

- North Street reconstruction (County of Oxford)

- Community Open House (Annual Town Hall Meeting)

- Industrial Job Relocations to Tillsonburg

- Community Infrastructure Projects (Federal, Provincial and County)

- Downtown Fa├žade Improvement Program (BIA Partnership)

- Safer Communities Initiative (Province of Ontario)

- SCOR Economic Development Corporation partnership

- Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance opportunities

- Enhanced Community Improvement Plan (Incentive for Growth)

- Water and Waste Water Investments (Residential and Industrial)

- Public Health Initiatives

- Expanded Recreational Trails (Trans Canada Trail connection)

- JL Scott McLean Outdoor Recreation Facility

- Broadway Reconstruction through Provincial Partnership

This brief listing of achievements was the result of networking and team-building that extends beyond our community, and involves participation and commitment from a wide variety of local, regional and provincial partners. This was all accomplished in just four years ... Think what we can accomplish in the future if we continue to work together to make Tillsonburg a progressive destination to live, work, play, invest and retire in.


Monday October 22, 2018