Hoping to serve residents for seventh term
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Priscilla Boutcher is shown in council chamber in this undated photo.
CORNER BROOK — Incumbent Coun. Priscilla Boutcher is hoping to have an opportunity to serve the people of Corner Brook for a seventh time.
The longtime community volunteer says she would like to continue to work on behalf of the people, utilizing her many years of experience and commitment to the city. She has served as a councillor, deputy mayor and mayor.
She is hoping to build upon improvements to the city’s aging infrastructure; work closer with government to address health issues; and find a resolve to the affordable housing situation for seniors, the socially disadvantaged and people on fixed incomes.
Boutcher acknowledges there is a need for improvement in communication.
“If re-elected, I will lobby for the new council to have a more open communications policy with the public and will advocate for the establishment of a business committee to work with, and advise, both council and staff,” she stated in a prepared release issued Tuesday.
Accolades other than the only female mayor of Corner Brook, include her volunteer experiences with the Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Red Cross, Victorian Order of Nurses, Interfaith Home Auxiliary, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and many more.
She has been honoured a number of times through awards and recognitions for her volunteering.
Boutcher says she has always been available to the residents of Corner Brook, and has the time, energy, experience, and commitment to continue to serve.