Corey Gardi to Seek City Council Position in Ward 5

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Corey  Gardi  filed  nomination  papers  today  to  run  for  Ward  5  City  Councillor.

Corey  was  born,  raised,  and   educated  in  Sault  Ste.  Marie.    He  is  a  graduate  of  St.  Mary’s  College  and  Algoma  University.  After   graduating  from  Algoma  University,  Corey  went  on  to  study  at  Lakehead  University  and  Nipissing   University,  and  holds  degrees  from  both.

Corey  has  worked  for  the  Huron  Superior  Catholic  District   School  Board  since  2001  and  is  currently  a  Vice  -­  Principal. Corey  is  committed  to  the  community  and  has  been  actively  involved  politically  for  many  years.

He  is  now   attempting  to  further  his  commitment  and  dedication  to  the  community  through  City  Council.       “I  think  City  Council  has  done  some  good  work  in  recent  years,  and  I  will  work  hard  to  continue  with  many   of  these  efforts”,  said  Gardi.

Among  them  are  the  efforts  to  revitalize  the  downtown,  to  secure  Provincial   and  Federal  funding  to  improve  infrastructure,  and  the  strong  work  that  occurred  to  develop  and   implement  a  Community  Development  Initiative.

Having  lived  and  worked  in  the  west  end  of  Sault  Ste.  Marie,  Corey  is  very  familiar  with  the  area.    He   recognizes  its  strengths;  many  of  the  city’s  largest  employers  and  successful  small  businesses  are   situated  in  Ward  5,  a  number  of  which  have  been  family-­owned  and  operated  for  years.

He  is  excited  for   the  opportunity  to  work  with  the  residents  and  business  owners  in  Ward  5  and  represent  their  interests.   “I  believe  that  there  are  a  lot  of  great  opportunities  in  the  western  part  of  our  community  for  commercial   and  residential  development.  I  know  I  can  help  make  things  happen  by  working  with  the  great  people  and   businesses  in  Ward  5.”   “We  must  continue  to  work  hard  to  support  our  business  community.  One  way  is  to  capitalize  on  the   thousands  of  people  who  simply  pass  through  our  community  each  year.  Whether  people  are  arriving   from  the  north,  east,  by  the  bridge  or  by  the  water,  we  need  to  make  it  a  more  inviting  place  to  stay  for  a   couple  days.  I  have  some  ideas  that  I  will  discuss  over  the  course  of  the  campaign.”   “We  also  have  to  continue  to  work  closely  with  Sault  College  and  Algoma  University  to  ensure  that   programs  are  being  developed  to  help  diversify  our  economy.

The  ‘knowledge  economy’  is  critical  to  the   success  of  any  city  moving  forward.    Through  the  efforts  of  these  institutions,  along  with  the  Innovation   Centre  and  local  entrepreneurs,  I  know  we  can  grow  and  foster  our  ‘knowledge  economy’.”

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