Mary Ann Murphy
CORNER BROOK The latest candidate to confirm their intention to seek a seat on Corner Brook city council is a familiar face to municipal politics.
Former deputy mayor Mary Ann Murphy announced Wednesday that she will be running in the municipal election scheduled for Sept. 24.
Murphy served one term on city council after she retired from her job as development director with the Western Regional Hospital Foundation and was elected in the 2005 vote. She led all candidates with 3,370 votes and had enough support from her fellow council members to be subsequently chosen as deputy mayor.
Personal commitments kept her from seeking re-election in the 2009 municipal election, but she is ready to get back into it now.
“I am proud of the work that was accomplished during my term on council from 2005 to 2009,” she said in a press release announcing her candidacy. “We started building for the future and there was a feeling of optimism in our city.”
Her press release included an extensive list of accomplishments under the council she was a member of. That list included the makeovers to Margaret Bowater Park and the Capt. James Cook lookout, construction of a new city hall, establishing the city’s first recycling program, updating the City of Corner Brook’s policy manual, introducing a 10-year development plan, starting work on the new water treatment plant and the repairing and paving of more streets than any previous council.