City councillor Shayne MacKinnon has his eyes set on high standards for the City of Dryden over the next four years. Moving ahead, the former police chief is hoping to improve the community’s well-being, as well as to support volunteers in the area.

“We have to look at the value of the volunteers in the community. I’m concerned about the well-being of the community, there certainly has to be some healing. Things have changed for seniors in the last few years, and I hope that the City of Dryden can keep pace with that and ensure that seniors in our community are looked after, and that they can thrive.”

MacKinnon’s not going to tackle these issues alone however, as he joins Michelle Price and Dave McKay as new councillors in City Hall in 2019. They’ll join returning councillors Norm Bush, John Carlucci, Martin MacKinnon and Mayor Greg Wilson.

“I’m certainly looking forward to this term, I think this council will get a lot done. We’ve got some great staff within the city who will do a great job over the next four years. There’s a lot of people relying on us.”

MacKinnon served as a city councillor from 2012 to 2014.

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