Chair – Sustainability Committee
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Mayor David Dunphy and his wife Donna have been residents of Stratford since 1984. During that time, they have witnessed many changes to their community as they raised their three children, Jonathan, Jillian and Abby.
Mayor Dunphy is a UPEI Graduate (BBA) and a Chartered Accountant and has been employed by EastLink for more than 20 years. David is the Business Development Manager for EastLink on PEI.
David has been involved in Municipal Government since 1991 when he was a Councillor and Chair of Finance for the Community of Bunbury. From 2004 to 2006, David was a Councillor in Ward 3 for the Town of Stratford. During which time, David was the Chair of Finance and Administration as well as sitting on other Committees for the Town.
David has been a community volunteer for many organizations and is a past President of the United Way of Prince Edward Island. Other volunteer activities that David has participated in include serving on the Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of PEI, the Economics of Staying in School program – Junior Achievement of PEI, Vice-President of the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assn. of PEI, Member of the National Board of Directors – Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assn. of Canada, minor hockey & soccer coach & manager, Cub & Scout Leader and as a participant in many food drives for the local Food Bank.
Councillor Gail MacDonald, Ward 1, Kelly’s Cove
Chair – Recreation, Culture and Events Committee
Chair – Seniors Complex Management Committee
Vice-Chair – Safety Services Committee
Member – Human Resources
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Councillor Gail MacDonald has lived in Stratford since 1979 with her husband Raymond (Bud) MacDonald. They have 4 adult children Erin, Amy, Ryan and Curtis and 5 wonderful grandchildren Parker, Noah, Tommy, Cam and Ari.
After graduating from Holland College with a Journalism certificate, she worked as a news reporter for the Guardian newspaper and CFCY radio before joining the ranks of the Charlottetown Police Services as one of their new civilian dispatchers. During amalgamation of the surrounding communities, she was promoted to Telecommunications Coordinator/Records Supervisor, a position she held until her retirement. The advent of the 911 service to PEI was a major project she was involved in from its beginning. A couple of highlights of her career were being one of the organizers for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Conference held in Charlottetown and being the Volunteer Screening Coordinator for the 2009 Canada Summer Games. She was published in two magazines on articles related to the policing community during her career.
She enjoys photography and spending summers at an Island campground with family and friends.
Councillor Keith MacLean, Ward 1, Kelly’s Cove
Chair – Accountability and Engagement Committee
Vice-Chair – Finance and Technology Committee
Member – Human Resources
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Councillor Keith MacLean has been happy to call Stratford home since moving back to PEI from Japan. He and his wife Maki feel there would be few places better to raise there three daughters; Hannah Faye, Maia and Kiona. Keith got started early in business and has owned and sold three small businesses. He is now a realtor with ReMax in Charlottetown.
Keith likes to stay busy and has been past President of the Rotary Club of Stratford, has a bachelor degree in psychology, MBA, authored the book Procrastination Elimination, travelled to more than a dozen countries and in 1998 inline skated coast to coast across Canada. He is happy to be on this newest venture as Stratford Town Councillor.
Councillor Steve Ogden, Ward 2, Stewart Cove
Chair – Safety Services Committee
Vice-Chair – Planning, Development and Heritage Committee
Member – Human Resources
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Phone 902-569- 3377
Steve has been a Stratford resident since 1984. He lives in Beacon Hill with his wife Peggy, two of their three boys, Michael and Scott. His third son, Tom volunteers with the Town but lives in Stanhope.
Prior to amalgamation in 1995, Steve was a member of the Keppoch-Kinlock Council (1986 to 1995). Before being elected to Town of Stratford Council, he was a member of the Town’s Police Committee, Safety Services Committee, Utility Board and Finance Committee.
Steve has been a volunteer in all levels of the Scouting movement, as well as with minor baseball and minor hockey. Involvement with community activities is very important to Steve, second only to his family. He retired in 2010 after a 36-year career with the federal Government.
Councillor Diane Griffin, Ward 2, Stewart Cove
Chair – Planning, Development and Heritage Committee
Vice-Chair – Sustainability Committee
Vice-Chair – Accountability and Engagement Committee
Member – Human Resources
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Councillor Griffin is in her fourth term on the Stratford Council. Diane holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Dunstan’s University, a Master of Science degree from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Education degree from UPEI. From 1995 to 2004, Diane served as a Deputy Minister in the PEI Department of Environment and Energy. She has worked as the Executive Director of the Island Nature Trust, the Natural Areas Coordinator for the Province of Alberta and the PEI Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Councillor Griffin is past-chair of the boards of Bird Studies Canada, the Canadian Nature Federation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (PEI) Inc. She served as vice-chair of the Wildlife Habitat Canada Foundation; president of the Natural History Society of PEI and vice-chair of the QEH Foundation. In 1985 she was selected as the Canadian Outdoorsman of the Year and in 1992 received the Douglas Pimlott Award from the Canadian Nature Federation. Councillor Griffin has published numerous articles about nature and is the author of Atlantic Wildflowers, a book published by Oxford University Press. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Rotary. Diane is the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal and the PEI Environment award. Councillor Griffin and her husband Kevin live on East River Drive.
Councillor Gary Clow, Ward 3, Tea Hill
Chair – Infrastructure Committee
Vice-Chair – Human Resources Committee
Vice-Chair – Recreation, Culture and Events Committee
Vice-Chair – Human Resources
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Councillor Gary Clow was a career police officer for 30 years in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Councillor Clow and his wife Eileen have two children, a son, Kevin and a daughter, Natalie. Their children are both married and are raising their families in western Canada. Councillor Clow and his wife have lived in Stratford for since 1995. Councillor Clow has coached Minor Hockey in the past and has a great interest in the youth of the community. Councillor Clow participated in various school programs in the elementary and junior high schools. He also served on the Hillsboro Park Community Council from 1976-1984. Councillor Clow is a member of the Knights of Columbus; past board member of Pownal House; past president and Director – Police Association of Nova Scotia. He is currently a police advisor for Crimestoppers, and a board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Councillor Clow also sat on numerous committees which included Crimestoppers; Crime Prevention; PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada; Youth Justice Committee; PEP Committee; the Charlottetown Santa Claus Parade Committee; Seniors Active Living Committee; Operation ID Committee and Education for Impaired Drivers Committee among others. Councillor Clow volunteers at the Upper Room Food Ministry.
Councillor Randy Cooper, Ward 3, Tea Hill
Chair – Finance and Technology Committee
Chair – Human Resources Committee
Vice-Chair – Infrastructure Committee
Member – Planning Development and Heritage
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Randy Cooper was born and raised in Belfast, P.E.I.. Randy attended Montague Regional High School and Holland College. Randy has worked in the family retail business in Cooper’s Red & White store in Belfast, with the Town & Country Aquatics Plus in Montague, with Daniel R. Ross Inc. in Belfast and as a Sales Representative with Reddin Equipment here in Stratford. Randy has since worked with Atlantic CAT and is currently President of BRADMAX Inc., a Property Management and Property Development Company located in Charlottetown.
Randy is a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and is an active volunteer of with Stratford Minor Baseball and the Pownal Minor Hockey Association. Randy is a long time resident of Stratford where he is married to Beth Smith Cooper, they have 2 children, Alycia and Dylan.