I’m Shawn Shapton

I am excited to announce that I will be running for Mayor of the City of Woodstock. It has been an absolute pleasure to represent our incredible community as a City Councilor during this term of council. This was a role I did not take lightly and put 100% of my abilities into making fiscally responsible decisions for the citizens of Woodstock.

I have devoted my time to fully understanding the role entrusted to myself as a municipal representative and have worked hard to listen and take action for our constituents. I am confident with my experience as a local business owner, parent and proud Woodstonian that I can lead our community in a professional and accountable manner.

The time has come that we need a true leader with a strong business sense and the ability to re-focus on the core needs for our community and tax payers. Communication and transparency throughout the entire term and not just at election time will be paramount when elected as Mayor. I plan on holding regular town hall style meetings to ensure transparency and accountability so our constituents feel informed and heard.

I have great concerns with the large amounts of money being spent at the County level with little benefit to our tax payers. The next term of council will be faced with decisions regarding acquiring land, affordable housing, youth programming, weekly recycling, the expansion to the South Gate Center and downtown revitalization Just to name a few.

All of that while maintaining our current infrastructure and increased demands for staffing as our city continues to grow and push our boundaries in all directions.

We need to enhance our current partnerships with groups like the BIA, Chamber of Commerce, United Way and all stakeholders in our community in order to ensure their success. Collaboration with these groups will provide balance and strength to our entire community with a common goal and vision.

Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Woodstock
Friends,
Today is Election Day. Please take the time to vote.
#ShaptonforMayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
My Platform Deliverables – Youth!
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Our youth are extremely important to me as the future of our city!
Programming, facilities and access. . .three key things to support our youth. My goal will be to provide free bus passes to our high school students so they can have easier access to our existing programs and facilities.
I believe that working together on a long term plan with our youth and having them at the table so we can hear from them will be a key factor.

On October 22 vote #ShaptonforMayor
Thanks for your support –Shawn
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
My Platform Deliverables – Seniors!
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I will create a plan for our increasing seniors population so they can succeed in our community!
Our seniors are vital for the City of Woodstock. Our seniors population will continue to grow year over year so we need a strong and lasting plan in place to provide active programming for our seniors.

On October 22 vote #ShaptonforMayor
Thanks for your support –Shawn
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
My Platform Deliverables – Transit!
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We need to work closely with our drivers and staff to ensure we are delivering the best transit service we can. Implementing the route changes and adding additional hours of service is the first step of many to ensure it’s working. I want to see our ridership increase and my plan is to offer free transit to all high school aged kids so they have access to facilities and programming throughout our City.

On October 22 vote #ShaptonforMayor
Thanks for your support –Shawn
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
My Platform Deliverables – Mental Health!
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I am fully committed to bringing you the first community Mental Health Strategy Plan that Oxford County has seen.
I have a track record for getting things done and I’m not afraid to tackle issues that normally wouldn’t be addressed. In June of 2016 our community faced a youth Suicide crisis. Although this is not typically a municipal council issue I chose to work with all community mental health partners, local police, MPP and most importantly our youth to help change the path of this issue and how mental health programs are made available to all.
On October 22 vote #ShaptonforMayor
Thanks for your support –Shawn
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
Shawn Shapton for Mayor
My Platform Deliverables – Collaborative Leadership!
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We are at a cross roads and we need a leader that has the experience in creating solid partnerships and relationships that will last our community for decades. We need collaborative leadership focused on creating a vision and finding common ground to get things done.
I will work with stakeholders, community groups and with our constituents on a regular basis, as well as holding regular town hall meetings so everyone can feel heard.
On October 22 vote #ShaptonforMayor
Thanks for your support –Shawn
Shawn Shapton for Mayor

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