A livable community needs investments in our public spaces, making them accessible and enjoyable for all. It also means supporting cultural events that bring us together. Most importantly, it takes a realistic plan to ensure we can all afford to live and raise our families in this place we love.

A vibrant community needs local businesses that offer the goods and services we depend on and that create employment. We need a plan to sustain our downtown and ensure that Port Hope is a place welcoming to entrepreneurs and industry, attracting investment to our local economy.

A thriving community needs future-thinking that anticipates challenges and tackles them head on. By thinking long-term we can take action, preserve and enhance our local ecosystems, cultural heritage, and sense of community, while making sure that no one is left behind.

The best way to build the community we want, is to build it together. All voices should be welcome in determining our collective future through community-centred governance where elected officials, staff, and engaged citizens, collaborate to make the best decisions for us all.

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My Story

After 20 years working in community development in Canada and around the world, I now feel called to serve my own community.

I’m a mother of three young kids, living, working, and raising my family in Port Hope – Ward 1.  

I’m inspired by what communities can accomplish when they come together. Amazing things happen when neighbours join forces around common goals and challenges, to meet local needs, and to create the future they want for themselves, their children and grandchildren.

My professional life has been a training ground for what I want accomplish in the community and on council. 

I can’t wait to work with you to preserve what makes this town so special, while investing in a future where we can all live, work, and thrive together.

Claire About Town

What do you want from your council?

I want to understand your needs so I can be your voice.
So, let’s chat. I’m listening!​

I respectfully acknowledge that I live and work in the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.  My family is grateful for the opportunity to live and work here and we recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples, both in shaping and strengthening this community and country as a whole. This recognition is connected to our collective commitment to make the promise and the challenge of Truth and Reconciliation real in our community.