Wendy J. LeBlanc
External Committees: Council Representative: Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society Committee, Recreational Cost Sharing Committee, and Sister City Committee
At Lanark County Council: Wendy is serving on the Official Plan Committee
Born and raised in Carleton Place, Wendy and her husband Frank traveled with the Armed Forces for 22 years before returning to live Carleton Place in 1988. They have one daughter Sarah who is currently studying Medicine at Queen's University, and a new son-in-law Colin, who is a blacksmith and metalworker. Wendy was an Elementary School Teacher who taught for 35 years until her retirement in 2001. Wendy continued to be involved in the community, and was a member of the Carleton Place Town Council for two consecutive terms before being elected Mayor in November, 2010.
Carleton Place is a wonderful family-orientated community that offers excellent schools, recreation facilities, businesses and services to address the needs of all of its citizens from youth to seniors. Carleton Place offers an enviable quality of life. We seek to enhance this way of life by creating more senior housing, increasing our environmental initiatives, promoting economic development, encouraging the preservation of our history and addressing the issues that affect our community. Communication plays a key role as we encourage residents to become more actively involved in the decision making process as we move forward.
It is important to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Carleton Place. Quality of life and economic development are closely linked and it is through consultation, collaboration and working together as a community, that we will create prosperity and vitality in our community now, and in the years to come. We will accomplish this by Council and staff working together to communicate effectively with the residents of our community. We will enhance the role of Town Committees to advise council on various issues under discussion, thus reflecting the interests of our residents. One of the prime objectives of our council is to promote economic development and to create professional jobs for our residents. The redevelopment of our hospital and the creation of a Health Hub will play a crucial role in this economic development. Working together, we will promote the revitalization of our downtown corridor, the historic commercial heart of our community. These are the issues that are important to the residents of our community. Together we will make this vision a reality.