A Message from PRATAC Executive:
New Faces on the PRATAC Executive
The PRATAC Executive was recently surprised to receive the resignations of both President Jim Wood and Vice President Trevor Drummond following only a short time in office.
Mr. Wood stated that he was resigning due to unforeseen commitments and an unexpected increased workload.
Mr. Drummond resigned due to perceived conflicts that he is currently experiencing with the Municipality.
The Executive have been fortunate to quickly find two qualified replacements, Ms. Joanne Palmer and Ms. Brenda Cochran, who have been appointed by the PRATAC Executive to act as President and Vice President, respectively. Joanne and Brenda will serve on an interim basis until the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the PRATAC membership.
Joanne recently retired from a career with Export Development Canada where she held various management positions in the fields of finance and insurance. She also chaired an international committee of private and public sector insurers for several years. Joanne has lived in Almonte since 1986.
Brenda has worked tirelessly for the PRATAC Membership in the past having chaired last year’s very successful membership drive. Brenda was also influential in spearheading the reversal of Council’s position on the 7B Bridge for the benefit of the rural residents of Ramsay Ward. In addition, Brenda researched the draft COP (Community Official Plan) and was instrumental in highlighting many of the more onerous issues that could adversely impact the residents of Mississippi Mills.
The PRATAC Executive looks forward to the leadership skills that Joanne and Brenda bring to the organization. We will continue to keep the residents of Mississippi Mills up-dated on important municipal developments while creating a positive relationship with the new Mississippi Mills Council.
Joanne and Brenda will schedule an open meeting with PRATAC members (currently scheduled for June 20 2019, to be confirmed) during which they would be pleased to share their goals over the coming year. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns to raise with them, they can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
PRATAC is for people who care about everyone in Mississippi Mills and we are grateful for your continued generous support. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please CLICK HERE.
Pakenham Ramsay Almonte Taxpayers Advocacy Coalition Inc (PRATAC)
P O Box 59, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0