RUSSELL — Russell Township resident, Isabelle St-Amour announced today her candidacy for the upcoming municipal election on October 22.
“It was five years ago today that my husband and I became residents of Russell Township. We were attracted to this community because of its proximity to our family and work, its bilingualism, and the advantages of living in a small rural town offering so many opportunities. The excitement in seeing our community grow drew me to follow our local issues,” she explained. “I’ve always had an interest in municipal politics, but as my interest grew in our community’s challenges and successes, I began to feel a desire to share my unique perspective. I care deeply about this community and want to get more involved so I can help make it an even better place to live.”
Isabelle St-Amour has been teaching elementary and secondary students for ten years now and is currently a secondary school teacher in Ottawa. St-Amour said choosing to settle in this region was a great decision and that she feels it is time for her to give back by getting involved. “I grew up in a very small town and for that reason, I truly believe in the advantages of living in a small community. I understand the importance of putting the community first, to have integrity, and be someone who is accessible and accountable. That is the kind of person and teacher I always strive to be, and that is the kind of councilor I intend to be.” St-Amour and her husband Tim, live in Embrun.
In the weeks to come, St-Amour looks forward to speaking with residents and hearing their concerns. “I hope people will reach out and contact me to share what’s on their mind and what they want for their community.”