An experienced businesswoman, Susan has public fund management together with extensive policy development and has represented national industry organizations in senior leadership roles. She is an active volunteer in Mount Albert and across East Gwillimbury having served on numerous Boards and Committees. Locally, this includes:
– Inaugural Chair of the East Gwillimbury’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
– Board Member of the East Gwillimbury Public Library
– Director on the Ontario Arts Council
– Board Member of the Women’s Centre of York Region
– Mount Albert Downtown Revitalization Committee
Susan is passionate about arts and culture. As a Board Director on the Ontario Arts Council, she participated in approving more than $130M in provincial public awards and grants. As a monthly arts columnist for the EG Bulletin, she interviews artists from all media promoting local talent. Through her volunteer work serving with The Mount Albert Lions Club, she contributed to numerous projects and special fundraising events for the betterment of the community.
She is also a member of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce, Friend of the EG Library and member of the EG Horticultural Society.
Susan is a successful business owner with both local and international experience as an award-winning professional art appraiser. She’s a highly sought-after expert, published author and popular public speaker at conferences, along with President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers. A graduate of the Sotheby’s Education Program, with additional degrees from the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, she has worked at the Royal Ontario Museum and consults for public institutions and private clients throughout North America and the world.
Having lived and studied in Canada, Europe and Asia, Susan chose to make Mount Albert her home with her two teenage sons. Bilingual and an avid reader of fiction and mystery novels, Susan plays the piano, tends to her garden, loves attending live theatre, and enjoys walking EG’s beautiful trails with her dog Henry.
I love Mount Albert! It’s a great place to live, work and raise a family. I choose to live here because of our Town’s strong, positive community spirit.
My goal as your next Ward 3 Councillor is to make Mount Albert and East Gwillimbury an even better community.
As an engaged and experienced leader, I will help shape our future growth in a smart, responsible way that preserves our quality of life for future generations. We are at a crossroads today between an increasing population versus Mount Albert’s small-town feel.
We need to ask the tough questions about development and improving services for both new and long-term residents. An injection of fresh ideas will inspire our community to work together to address these challenges strategically. An energetic leader encourages participation from all and is a positive force in the community bringing out the best in others.
I believe in value for the taxpayer dollar. I am committed to ensuring the highest standards of accountability and professionalism, providing effective communication between you and our Town government. As your next Ward 3 Councillor, I will champion efficient responses to your issues and concerns.
I look forward to meeting you throughout this campaign.
A vote for Susan Lahey is a vote for engaged, experienced, and energetic leadership!
Let’s go forward together!