Shira Harrison McIntyre, B.A., has lived, worked and volunteered in New Tecumseth for the past twelve years. She has contributed to the betterment of her community through her work as the Administrator/Fundraiser at Next Step: Literacy Council of South Simcoe, as Vice-Chair of the New Tecumseth Committee of Adjustment, Vice-Chair of the New Tecumseth Environmental Task Force and member of the New Tecumseth Heritage Advisory Committee. She has experience working with the municipal and provincial governments to secure funding and implement policies and programs in the New Tecumseth area.
Shira has also run her own successful business and been employed as an instructor with Parks and Recreation, Rogers Communications, Falconbridge, Kingsmere and The Toronto Star. In 2007 she was award Entrepreneur of the Year. As well as being a member of the Tottenham and District Chamber of Commerce, Shira was Chair of Community Week, held annual fundraisers at her business for both local and international charities and most recently was a member of the Adjala Central Public School parent council and ran the volunteer program. Shira passionately believes in a having a long-term community vision which preserves the safety, rural roots and rich heritage of New Tecumseth. She believes that the council must look for ways to increase the equitable and efficient delivery of services which reflects the needs of the rural community.
“Many residents in south New Tecumseth are concerned about the increasing tax dollars they pay in relation to the services they receive. We want to see our taxes invested into logical and well-planned infrastructure and improving municipal services that meet our needs. As a wife, mother, volunteer, community worker, and business owner I am committed to listening and responding to the needs of community members. I live in Ward 7 and want to continue to serve residents by offering an honest, enthusiastic and dedicated approach to manage change and resolve municipal issues.”
The best leaders know that they do not have all the answers nor do they do things on their own. New Tecumseth has a wealth of educated and experienced residents who are willing to lend their expertise and make a contribution to their community. We are tired of being told “Council knows best” and want to be listened to and have our input valued. I will make your voice heard.