Charlottetown Coun. Terry Bernard
Terry Bernard has announced his intention to seek re-election in Charlottetown’s Ward 10 (Falconwood) in the Nov. 3 municipal election.
Bernard was first elected to city council in November 2000 and currently serves as chairman of the public works, transit and street lighting and youth advisory committees.
Bernard says it has been an honour representing the residents of Ward 10 in the neighbourhoods of Hillsborough Park and East Royalty.
“Together, we have made many improvements and created initiatives within our community,’’ Bernard said in a news release. “My priority, as an elected official, has always been to improve the quality of life, the safety and the vibrancy of our community.’’
Bernard lists his ability to work with council and other levels of government as the keys to his success.
As for his achievements in Ward 10, Bernard notes the renovation of Hillsborough Park Community Centre, the construction of the Malcolm Darrach Community Centre, the construction of the city’s first roundabout, the Parkman Soccer Complex, which includes three premier soccer fields and a new clubhouse and installation of the multipurpose pathway with benches on Acadian Drive, Murchison Lane and Riverside Drive.
“The network of sidewalks that we have seen installed throughout our ward has made it safer for all. This also includes addressing some of the safety concerns on St. Peter’s Road by constructing sidewalks on this busy highway.’’
Bernard said he is also proud of the accomplishments made as a result of teamwork with Ward 10 residents to achieve results with infilling of ditches, new park equipment, newly constructed bike trails, new flower gardens, two youth groups, restoration of Andrew’s Pond/Wright’s Creek, Veterans Memorial Park, transit system and community programming out of the local community centre.
Bernard said there is still much to do and he wants to be a part of it.
“It is important we hold the line on taxes and that we continue to build on needed services and infrastructure. We must continue to live within our means while providing services the taxpayer expects.’’
Bernard also serves as vice-chairman of the administrative services committee and is a member of the economic development and culture committee.
Bernard resides in Ward 10 with his wife, Sandy. They have three children, Matthew, Jarrett and Kayla.