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News from the Campaign to Elect Damian Goulbourne Regional Chair
Posted June 26th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – A Niagara area educator, business person, parent and former mayor filed his papers today to enter the first Regional Chair of Niagara election race October 22.
Damian Goulbourne, former Mayor of Welland, a Niagara College staffer, and columnist for the St. Catharines Standard, said he is seeking election because he believes in the region’s ability to build a community “where residents experience the value of a strong and vibrant local economy.”
He made his announcement as he filed his nomination papers at the Region’s office, surrounded by a team of supporters, including the campaign’s manager, Liz Palmieri, well known for her work as the first Executive Director of the Niagara Community Foundation and since her retirement in 2016, as a strategic consultant for charities.
Goulbourne said he enjoyed serving in the past as mayor and was motivated to seek election to the region for a number of reasons.
“I believe the role of government is to help communities achieve their full potential,” he said. “As this is the first-time citizens can vote for regional chair, this is our opportunity to achieve our shared aspiration to enhance the quality of life here.”
Goulbourne also operates a small consulting business and has worked with many community-based groups on leadership and goal setting.
He is a life-long resident of the Niagara region and resides in Welland with his wife and three children.
Goulbourne said he will be announcing specific goals as the campaign unfolds. He is promoting his campaign with the theme: Let’s Work Together for a Strong Niagara.
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