I’m running for Amherstburg Council because I love our Town and believe we can make it even better as a place to raise young families and age actively, and even more attractive as a community in which to invest, open a business or visit for a weekend getaway.Donald McArthur running in the Canada Day race!

In terms of priorities for my second term, we need to focus on recreational amenities and programs for youth and seniors, we need to address our significant road and infrastructure needs with prudent planning, we need to ensure our rural areas do not feel left out, we need to work with developers to build more residential units, especially for our aging population, we need to attract more commercial and industrial investment and we need to continue promoting tourism and downtown revitalization as a vehicle for economic growth.

I worked hard every day as a first-term councillor to promote our Town and the events and groups that make it such a unique and special place. Through my website, quarterly newsletter and multiple social media platforms, I kept residents informed and engaged and was always out in the community available to answer questions.

Residents from River Canard to Monopoly to McGregor to Malden reached out to me for assistance and I was always responsive in addressing their issues and listening to their concerns. I will bring this same responsiveness and level of dedication to my second term of Council, enhanced by the experience and knowledge I gained over the past four years.

I will continue to be a voice for all of Amherstburg, I will continue to celebrate this community and I will continue to work hard for you!Donald McArthur with Pickleball players

I consistently supported community events, businesses and organizations during my term, running, golfing and playing guitar on several occasions to raise money for vital local causes like The House Youth Centre, Camp Bryerswood and Park House Museum.

I live in McGregor with my daughter, Violet, who is now 13, and am downtown nearly every day, going to the gym, shopping at local businesses, attending meetings or cycling and running through our historic downtown core or the expanding trail network at the Libro. We have dogs named Magic and Day-Z and a cat named Skipper. An image of Donald McArthur talking with kids and a mom at the skate park

I work for the County of Essex full-time as the Manager of Communications and Organizational Development. In my previous life, I worked as a journalist for 20 years and reported from Afghanistan, Bosnia, and nearly every corner of Essex County. In fact, I used to sit beside Ron Giofu in Council Chambers and cover Town of Amherstburg Council meetings for the Windsor Star.

I want to hear from you! Contact me at 519-981-4875 or via email at [email protected].

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Thanks for visiting my website and thanks for your support. Go Aburg!

Donald McArthur participating in community events.