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’.”