Three Priorities For Lakefield

My campaign issued its first media release announcing my candidacy in the October municipal election. It stated my three priorities for Lakefield.

John Boyko Announces Candidacy for Selwyn Township’s Lakefield Ward Councillor

Former Lakefield Deputy Reeve, educator, and nationally respected author John Boyko has announced his candidacy for Selwyn Township’s Lakefield Ward Councillor. Boyko says “Lakefield is poised to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty. I am committed to providing a strong voice on council to help manage that change.”

Boyko says his three priorities are, “the delivery of quality municipal services, continued improvement of infrastructure and public spaces, and managing growth. We must move forward in ways that are fiscally responsible, environmentally sustainable, and that respect our community’s safety, character, and quality of life.” Boyko pledges transparent communication and engaged, informed leadership.

“All decisions and our inevitable growth,“ Boyko says, “must respect that Lakefield’s strength rests upon kind neighbours, energetic entrepreneurs, and committed volunteers enjoying a walkable, accessible, environmentally sustainable community.”

John Boyko has lived in Lakefield for 33 years with his wife Sue, the retired owner of The Village Florist. He grew up in Peterborough, graduated from Crestwood Secondary School, and has degrees from McMaster, Queen’s, and Trent Universities. He is a retired teacher and administrator having worked at Lakefield District Secondary School and Lakefield College School.  

A former Lakefield Deputy Reeve and Peterborough County Councillor, Boyko believes in public service. He is the current Board chair of the Lakefield Literary Festival and a member of the Morton Community Healthcare Centre Board. He has chaired the Boards of the Morton Community Healthcare Centre, Lakefield Library, and the Peterborough Social Planning Council. He has also served on the Boards of ORCA, Lakefield Police, and Children’s Aid, and volunteered with the Lakefield Environmental Action Forum, Lakefield Jazz and Art Festival, Imagine the Marsh, and Ontario’s Fair Tax Commission.

Boyko is a best-selling author having written eight books addressing Canadian history and politics. He contributes editorials for newspapers across Canada, writes entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia, and is invited to appear on television and radio to discuss current political events.

Phone  (705) 313-6890          e-mail

Twitter: @johnwboyko           Web: Facebook: John Boyko

 (Please contact me if you would like to support my campaign.)

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