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Statement by Mayor Nancy Peckford on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2020 - International Women's Day

NORTH GRENVILLE - Mayor Nancy Peckford issued the following statement on International Women’s Day.

 “On behalf of myself and my Council colleagues, we join with communities across Canada, and around the world, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 – a day to celebrate the social, cultural and political achievements of women.

I am proud to serve as the Municipality of North Grenville’s first female Mayor, alongside 4 dedicated Councillors, two men and two women, including Councillors Doreen O’Sullivan and Kristin Strackerjan. As a gender balanced Council, we build on each other’s strengths, and bring diverse backgrounds and talents to the table.

As Mayor of North Grenville, I strive to provide strong representation for each and every one of my residents. Ensuring women are in leadership positions in the public and private sectors means a stronger, more inclusive society.

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, I would also like to recognize so many of the incredibly bright, strong and fierce women who help make up the fabric of our vibrant community, including mothers, business leaders, community leaders and our very own municipal staff.

Every single one of us has a role to play in achieving gender equality. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviours and mindsets can have an impact on our broader society.

Together, we can build a community and country where there no glass ceilings, and women and girls are always free to realize their full potential.

On International Women’s Day, and every day, let us celebrate the women in our community and their contributions.”

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