- Bob is:
- A Family Man
As your Councillor I have learned to listen, adapt and vote.
I am your voice at the table.
Decisions we make today will shape Collingwood's future.
I believe in positive growth and want our next Council to develop and implement plans which will benefit our town for the next 20 years. As a downtown business owner, I speak with people everyday who love this Town. Can we make it better? YES is my answer.
We need to FOCUS on:
- Hospital Re-Development
- Implementation of Waterfront Master Plan
- Debt Reduction & Fair Taxation
- Youth Development through Education
- Planned Infrastructure Development
Our next council MUST:
- Work Together Respectfully
- Work Cooperatively with the Community
- Respect Staff and Citizens of Collingwood
Who is Bob Madigan?The Madigan’s have been in Simcoe County for well over 100 years. My father’s family was raised in Barrie and spread throughout Ontario. My parents met in Collingwood, settled down and I was born in 1972. I followed in my father’s footsteps into a career in sales and became an entrepreneur by age 16. I have owned and operated businesses throughout Ontario and am now concentrating on developing Mad Dog’s Coffee and Vinyl Cafe in downtown Collingwood.
Why is Bob Running?What drew me to municipal politics? The answer is simple - love. Love of family, youth and community. I felt I was at a point in my life that I would be able to apply my business savvy and personal passion to improve our community. I believe planning needs to make financial sense for the taxpayers of Collingwood.
Collingwood's Future?In my lifetime I have seen Collingwood grow to a four-season resort community. We have transitioned from an industrial town to a resort area larger than our borders. My passion for our future is planned growth that meets the majority of needs for all of our citizens. Planning for our youth, tourism workers, and community leaders needs to balance with our infrastructure requirements. The next council will need to develop plans covering the next 5, 10 and 20 years.
Our Biggest Challenge?The challenge between Council and taxpayers is very simple - taxes. The amount of money collected must be allocated fairly to all aspects of the community. Infrastructure, planning, recreation, staffing, etc., all sit on a balance beam that ends up as our annual budget. Fiscal responsibility is the key to planned growth. We can no longer afford to fulfil all wishes of the community, but all reasonable projects should find a place in the planning process. To me that means it may not be today, but it may be tomorrow.
In my lifetime I have seen Collingwood develop rapidly. As politicians, we are the stewards of the quality of life for all of our citizens. Collingwood residents range from retirees to young families.
Our potential is limitless when we work together.