Councillor Dave Amadio
My wife Leslie and I and our 6 children have lived in Prince Twp for 30 years and have thoroughly enjoyed the time in our community. We have found Prince Twp to be a great place to raise a family and are now looking forward to the next phase in our lives as we continue to live here in Prince. My family has lived in Prince Twp for 100 years dating back to the Bellumat homestead on Base Line, and our family currently lives on a piece of that property on Gagnon Rd.
I am a Chemical Engineer by education and have recently retired from Essar Algoma Steel Inc (formerly Algoma Steel) after 34 years of continuous service. During that time I have held many positions and during the past 12 years I worked at the General Manager level in multiple departments. My work experience provided me with many opportunities to manage and be held accountable for budgets, costs and Human Resource issues, while leading and working with many people.
I have been an active volunteer through many years of coaching minor hockey (both girls and boys), as well as teaching power skating. I am involved in various committees and activities within our church.
Leslie and I have found Prince Twp to be the ideal place to raise our family, and I want to see Prince Twp maintain its core values as a family community so we can attract young people to our area to raise their children in a safe environment. The population of Prince has been increasing over the years and with the current geographical situation, young families and new residents will be looking West of SSM for places to build their new homes. This is good news for Prince Twp and our council has to remain focused on a strategic plan that will entice new homes to be built in our community.
The issues of natural gas availability and high speed internet have been and continue to be issues on the minds of our residents. Council has been and continues to work with Union Gas to try to get natural gas to our homes. High speed internet is available to most residents at this time.
We have just passed our first budget and now I realize the ongoing challenges we face as a Council and community to address our ongoing infrastructure needs (road maintenance and upgrades) while trying hard to minimize tax increases.
The new Council is working very hard to move the Township forward in all areas. Despite doing much good work over the past years, previous councils unfortunately received a lot of “bad press” as there appeared to be personal agendas or conflicts that impacted their ability to run effectively and efficiently. As part of the new Council, I and other members are working very hard to be supportive of each other and staff.
I have enjoyed the first 6 months as one of your Councillors, and I look forward to the time ahead to serve the residents of Prince through this term.