As the current Greater Sudbury Ward 9 councillor, Deb McIntosh has demonstrated over the past four years that she works effectively with residents, business and community groups, and all levels of government to get things done. Deb extended the fiscal responsibility and high achievement level she demonstrated during her career in Sudbury as an accountant, community volunteer and Executive Director of Rainbow Routes Association into her work as a councillor. Deb capably demonstrated her ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues as chair of the Planning and Audit Committees and vice chair of the Finance Committee. A resident of Ward 9 for 25 years, Deb is married to retired music educator Ralph McIntosh. Deb trained to become an accountant but more importantly Deb is by nature a caring mom, grandmother, daughter and friend to many. She also hopes to include a Labrador retriever in her family circle at some point in her future.Read More
Patricia is a successful journalist, businesswoman and community leader who created many events that have become cornerstones in Northern Ontario, including the Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards, 40 Under Forty Awards, Community Builder Awards and the Northern Ontario Business Awards. Most recently, she led the creation of NEO Kids Foundation which raises funds for children’s care in the north. She is the recipient of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Bernardine Yackman, BPW Woman of the Year Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, United Way,
Cambrian College Alumni Award, Edward J.Conroy Community Leadership Award,
International Women’s Week Award, Excellence In Communications, Women of Distinction Award, Sudbury Women’s Centre and numerous provincial and national newspaper awards. Patricia is the only woman running for mayor in Greater Sudbury, and is the only woman running for mayor in a city in Northeastern Ontario.
Deborah Swyer-Burke has been the sole proprietor of a business in Sudbury for 10 years. She has worked with the Food Bank in Ward 7 for almost 6 years. Deborah is also dedicated mother of 2 boys. She feel that now is the right time for her to get involved with her community at a higher level.Read More