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Mayor David Dunphy and his wife have been residents of Stratford for the past 26 years. David and Donna have witnessed many changes to their community during this time as they raised their three children, Jonathan, Jillian and Abby.
Mayor Dunphy is a UPEI Graduate (BBA) and a Chartered Accountant and has been employed by EastLink for the past 20 years. David is the Business Development Manager for EastLink on PEI.
David has been involved in Municipal Government since 1991 when he was a Councillor and Chair of Finance for the Community of Bunbury. From 2004 to 2006, David was a Councillor in Ward 3 for the Town of Stratford. During which time, David was the Chair of Finance and Administration as well as sitting on other Committees for the Town.
David has been a community volunteer for many organizations and is currently the President of the United Way of Prince Edward Island. Other volunteer that David has participated in include serving on the Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of PEI, the Economics of Staying in School program - Junior Achievement of PEI, Vice-President of the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assn. of PEI, Member of the National Board of Directors - Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assn. of Canada, minor hockey & soccer coach & manager, Cub & Scout Leader and as a participant in many food drives for the local Food Bank.
Councillor Steve MacDonald, Ward 1, Kelly's Cove
Chair - Recreation, Culture and Events
Chair - Seniors Complex Management Committee
Vice-Chair - Safety Services
Member - Human Resources Committee
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Councillor Steve MacDonald resides on East River Drive with his wife Sally. Councillor MacDonald served three terms as Councillor for the Community of Bunbury from 1986 to the time of amalgamation in 1995. Steve has served as a Stratford Councillor since that time.
Councillor MacDonald is active in the community including involvement in the Sherwood/Parkdale Lions Club since 1960 in many positions; serving as President, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Zone Chairman, Deputy District Governor and District Chairman. Stevie has also served on the board of directors of Alzheimer’s PEI; as a board member for 12 years with the Canadian Handicapped Association; Associate Judge for 15 years with Charlottetown Driving Park U.S.T.A., and in addition as a board member with the PEI Amateur Boxing Association. Councillor MacDonald's interests include harness racing and hockey. He was also the PEI Boxing Bantam Weight Champion for four consecutive years, and the Maritime Boxing Bantam Weight Champion for three consecutive years.
Councillor MacDonald received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee award for service to his community and to Canada in 2003 on the Queen’s 50th Anniversary.
Councillor Emile Gallant had a first three year mandate as a Councillor from 2001 to 2004, and is very happy to be returning as a member of the Stratford Town Council.
Councillor Gallant was born in Abram Village in western PEI. After completing his high school studies at Evangeline High School he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation from the Université de Moncton.
Councillor Gallant has been working in the greater Charlottetown area for the past 16 years. He has held positions with the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean, Confederation Centre of the Arts, as well as the provincial and federal governments. Councillor Gallant presently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs as Senior Program Advisor in the Canada Remembers Division.
Councillor Gallant is a member of the Club Richelieu and the Rotary Club of Stratford, where he is Chair of the Club Services Committee. His interests include arts and sports and for the past four years Councillor Gallant and his wife have been billeting players from the PEI Rocket Hockey Club.
Councillor Gallant and his wife Sylvie, who live on Aylward Drive, have two children Rance and Adina, and a new grandson Thomas.
Steve Ogden was born in Belleville, Ontario to Elmer (employed as a CNR train engineer) and Joan (nee McLeod), who were both from Springhill, Nova Scotia. Steve graduated with a BA from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1975 and began working for the Federal Government. Soon he moved to Bathurst, NB, and then to to PEI with Veterans Affairs Canada.
Steve has been a long time Stratford resident where he lives with his wife Margaret McLaughlin and their three boys, Tom, Michael and Scott.
Councillor Diane Griffin, Ward 2, Stewart Cove
Chair - Accountability and Engagement Committee
Vice-Chair - Sustainability Committee
Vice-Chair - Recreation, Culture and Events Committee
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Councillor Diane Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Dunstan’s University, a Master of Science degree in biology from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Councillor Griffin retired in 2004 from the PEI Department of Environment and Energy where she served since 1995 in the positions of Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister. Prior to that she held positions as Executive Director of the Island Nature Trust and Natural Areas Coordinator for the Province of Alberta. Councillor Griffin is the president of D. Griffin Consulting and is a partner in the IRIS Group.
Councillor Griffin is past-chair of the Board of Directors of Bird Studies Canada, Chair of the Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (PEI) Inc. She has also served as president of the Canadian Nature Federation; vice-chair of the Wildlife Habitat Canada Foundation; president of the Natural History Society of PEI and vice-chair of the QEH Foundation.
Councillor Griffin served a term as a Councillor for the Town from 1998 - 2000. In 1985 she was selected as the Canadian Outdoorsman of the Year and in 1992 received the Douglas Pimlott Award from the Canadian Nature Federation.
Councillor Griffin has published numerous articles about nature and is the author of Atlantic Wildflowers, a book published by Oxford University Press. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Rotary since late 1999 and prior to that was a member for five years in the Rotary Club of Charlottetown.
Councillor Griffin and her husband Kevin live at 52 East River Drive, Stratford.
Councillor Gary Clow, Ward 3, Tea Hill
Chair - Planning, Development and Heritage Committee
Chair - Human Resources Committee
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Councillor Gary Clow has been a career police officer for the past 30 years in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Councillor Clow and his wife Eileen have two children, a son, Kevin and a daughter, Natalie. Their children are both married and are raising their families in western Canada.
Councillor Clow and his wife have lived in Stratford for 15 years. He has been a member of the Charlottetown Police Department for the past 27 years and is currently the Department's Community Policing Officer and Media Relations Officer. Councillor Clow has coached Minor Hockey in the past and has a great interest in the youth of the community. Councillor Clow presently participates in various school programs in the elementary and junior high schools. He also served on the Hillsboro Park Community Council from 1976-1984. Councillor Clow is a member of the Knights of Columbus; past board member of Pownal House; past president and Director - Police Association of Nova Scotia. He is currently a police advisor for Crimestoppers, and a board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Councillor Clow also sits on numerous committees which include Crimestoppers; Crime Prevention; PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada; Youth Justice Committee; PEP Committee; the Charlottetown Santa Claus Parade Committee; Seniors Active Living Committee; Operation ID Committee and Education for Impaired Drivers Committee among others.
Councillor Clow currently volunteers at the Upper Room Food Ministry.
Randy Cooper was born and raised in Belfast, P.E.I.. Randy attended Montague Regional High School and Holland College. Randy has worked in the family retail business in Cooper’s Red & White store in Belfast, with the Town & Country Aquatics Plus in Montague, with Daniel R. Ross Inc. in Belfast, and as a Sales Representative with Reddin Equipment here in Stratford. Randy has since worked with Atlantic CAT and is currently President of BRADMAX Inc., a Property Management and Property Development Company located in Charlottetown.
Randy is a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and is an active volunteer of with Stratford Minor Baseball and the Pownal Minor Hockey Association. Randy is a long time resident of Stratford where he is married to Beth Smith Cooper, they have 2 children, Alycia and Dylan.