Glenna Lohnes has announced her intention to run in Summerside’s upcoming municipal election.
Lohnes intends to seek the Ward 6, Centre East – Downtown seat.
“I believe that the policies and practices of any municipality should begin and end with the dignity and well-being of all of its residents, and I will advocate for this approach in all things on city council,” said Lohnes.
A former long-time executive director of the Kensington and Area Chamber of Commerce, Lohnes currently works with Junior Achievement P.E.I. and the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, helping to prep students for post-secondary studies. She is also on the management board of the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex and has held leadership roles with Hospice P.E.I. and other compassionate care services in the community.
If elected, Lohnes would like the city to play a bigger role in physician recruitment, greater emphasis on developing quality affordable housing, fiscal responsibility, accountability and the preservation of the city’s historic downtown core.
Lohnes moved to Summerside in 1980 and says she fell in love with the, then town, and has made a life here ever since.
“I have watched that town grow into a beautiful city,” she said.
“I make my home in Ward 6 and all of Summerside is my community. I want to work to ensure that the city is well managed and that its residents have a say in its management. I am excited to engage with city residents on a regular basis and will make their issues my own.”
Ward 6 is currently held by long-time Coun. Norma McColeman, who is reoffering. The only other candidate to come forward in the ward so far is Joe Peters.
The deadline for nomination papers to be submitted to Elections P.E.I. is Oct. 19 and election day is Nov. 5.