Born and raised in Montreal before relocating to Ontario with her family as a teenager, Theresa has been a resident of Carleton Place since 1991. A fluently bilingual graduate of Carleton University's Bachelor of Journalism program (1989), Theresa is a former editor of The Carleton Place Canadian. She is currently a managing editor with Metroland Media in Ottawa, Arnprior and Renfrew.
Since moving to Carleton Place, Theresa has been an active member of the community with a long history of volunteerism. She has served on the Lanark County Interval House board of directors, Carleton Place and District Youth Centre (now CORE) board of directors with two years as president, the United Way of Lanark County board of directors and has been on the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation board of directions for seven years. She is currently the foundation president.
While this is Theresa's first term as a town councillor, she has years of experience covering municipal government and community issues in Carleton Place, and in many communities in Ottawa and the Valley.
Theresa lives in a century home in the heart of town with her husband Scott and son Shane. She spends many hours at the arena as a devoted hockey mom.
Over the next four years, Theresa pledges to work with her council colleagues to build a strong community. Focusing on economic development, continued management of growth - both residential and commercial, support for local business downtown and across the community, continued support of the local hospital and development of a succession plan for key senior town staff are priorities for her while maintaining services and keeping tax rates fair and equitable.
Theresa is a strong communicator, listener and decision maker and feels strongly that Carleton Place residents should be well informed and be able to ask questions of their local officials and get answers.