RM of Dufferin Reeve George Gray has announced his bid for re-election in this year’s municipal election in October and is confident he’s the man to continue leading the RM for the next four years.
“I served on the RM’s Rec Commission for many years, and I also chaired the first Ad Hoc committee struck to look at planning for the RM,” said Gray. “I entered municipal politics in 2006 and had the privilege of serving ward four for eight years under Reeve Shawn McCutcheon and I decided to run for Reeve again with the support of my family as I feel I can help move our community forward into the future.”
Time spent as a councillor and as Deputy Reeve were very enriching to Gray, and when an opportunity presented itself when Reeve McCutcheon stepped down, Gray accepted the challenge at hand. He feels it has been a great experience to be able to work closely with council and staff to help make the community a better place and has a few ideas to help with the future of the RM, and one of them is drought-proofing the region.
It will take a lot of vision and commitment over a diverse area according to Gray as the RM’s dependence on the Stephenfield Lake during the recent drought is something the RM needs to be aware of.
“We as a community never wants to lose sight of where we are going,” adds Gray. “It takes a council who has a forward vision and the ability to get through tough times to be able to provide the services this community deserves. We live in one of the most progressive communities in Manitoba combined with a fertile agricultural land base and innovative commercial enterprises our ratepayers have every reason to be proud of where we live.”
Gray feels the RM of Dufferin is a resilient and strong community and says it has been a privilege to serve as Reeve. He’s looking forward to a vision that includes four more years with him serving the RM the best he can.