Duncan Abbott’s Experience

Duncan’s Experience From 2003

Duncan Abbott volunteering in Mississippi Mills
Tree Planting along with Mississippi River, Almonte

From 2003 until 2010 I was a member of the Board of the Almonte General Hospital.

In 2010 I was elected to the Mississippi Mills Council for the Pakenham Ward.

From 2010 until 2016 I volunteered with the Town’s Recreation Director to run a Friday Night Youth Program every week at the High School Gym.

From 2010 -2014 I was on the Community Economic and Development Committee during which time the Committee worked with Council to remove the prohibitively restrictive sale provisions from the Business Park lots. Before then only four of the serviced lots had sold. Since then, almost all of the lots have been sold.

From 2010 until 2014 I served on the Highland Games Committee and Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority as the Council Representative.

From 2010 -2014 I was on the Accessibility Committee. We established a program of annual inspections of the parks, recreation facilities and public buildings. We also advised the Fair Board and the Textile Museum on the accessibility of their facilities.

In 2014 I was re-elected to Mississippi Mills Council and continued my appointments on the North Lanark Agricultural Society (Fair Board) and the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA).

As a member of the Fair Board I was also a volunteer, working at the Fair and at the Agricultural Hall during social events. I worked alongside other volunteers to maintain the facilities at the fairgrounds. I spearheaded a project to correct serious construction defects in the new Education Barn. I briefed Council and the MVCA and worked with the Fair Board’s engineers to find a solution that suited everyone. The building is now stabilized.

I have been on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority for the past eight years. I was the Vice Chair for four years and I have been Chair of the Board since February. I served on the Regulations Committee, hearing appeals from staff decisions. I have been on the Conservation Ontario Council for five years. I am also on the Mississippi Rideau Source Water Protection Committee.

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