Episode 3.10 – Councillor Amy Martin, Ward 6 -Norfolk County

Amy Martin is a 33 year old, first term, municipal councillor for Ward 6 (Port Dover) in Norfolk County. Amy campaigned on being accessible and communicating with constituents and won with over 50% of the vote in her community. She’s the first female representative for ward 6. 


Tune in for the full conversation Thursday at 7pm

To frame the conversation below are some topic areas.The first half of the show is standardized (more or less) with each guest talking through these themes.

  • The first part begins with you, as we introduce you as the guest. Who are you? What is/was your day job (if not a full time politician)? Why did you run for Council? What drives you?
  • Who are your people? Who are your constituents – in Ward 6. Paint a picture of you ward. What do they do for a living, what are the issues you see in your inbox or talking to people week in and out. 
  • How does your ward fit into Norfolk County. Is your ward the outlier urban ward or is it one of many rural? 
  • Norfolk County used to be Halimond-Norfolk. How has decoupling impacted things? 
    • Now a single tier municipality. 
  • Finally, how does your community and constituents fit into SW Ontario as a whole? 

The second half of the show is a bit more political/policy related. We may not get to all of these topics and this might not be the order we discuss them in.

  • COVID Impacts over the last year? 
    • Budget, Community etc. 
    • What would be a story people would be talking about if COVID didn’t happen?
  • Appointment of the Acting Medical Officer Appointment Controversy. 
  • The Agri-sector in Norfolk has been called by some as “too powerful”. Putting profits before people and migrant workers? 
  • Port Dover Official Plan Amendment 
    • Housing Affordability – all that anyone talks about. 
  • Where do you see Norfolk to be in 10 years? What are the  Challenges/Opportunities to achieve that outcome? 
  • Magic policy wand – change one thing, what do you change and why?
Rural Routes - Norfolk County (Single Tier Norfolk)

One thought on “Episode 3.10 – Councillor Amy Martin, Ward 6 -Norfolk County

  1. Over the past months I have noticed the B.O.W. Employees have been doing a good gob keeping Port Dover An attractive place to live and visit. There are many hard working people.
    One person in particular is the lady that starts her day about 7.00 a.m. down by the beach. To-day the garbage containers were over flowing and trash on the ground. She was going about her business cleaning this mess. I do a lot of walking and see her most mornings doing the same great gob. Sometimes there is a young lad with her. Both should be congratulated.
    I do have a couple suggestions that might save you money.
    (1) I noticed two young students painting the guard rails around the fisherman’s statue. It took them two separate visits before the completed the job?. The smaller of the two seemed to be the worker of the two, while the taller kid wondered around with his ear buds. Plus leaving the truck running . It wasn’t in a spot that required it. I’ve noticed this on other occasions. Unless the vehicles are in a position I.e. emergency or dangerous spot I can see the emergency lights on. If they can park in a safe manner I don’t see any reason to have these vehicles running, especially at the cost of gas. Maybe students should be placed with full time member.just my thought of the day. Have a nice summer.


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