MEET RICHARD

A strong voice for working together on the issues that are most important to his Countryside neighbours. For more than a decade, Richard Allen has been dedicated to building strong neighbourhoods and communities, by volunteering his time for issues that matter, like better rural transit, economic growth and opportunities for youth. He has done this work all across Ontario, but his heart has always been in his home: Kingston.

COUNTRYSIDE IS HOME

Raised in Glenburnie, Richard grew up tending horses on his family’s farm. After graduating university, he returned to Kingston to start his adult life in a home across the street from that farm. Between it all he has worked tirelessly on local innovative community programs which prepare youth to become responsible, positive citizens. He’s also been a strong voice about the need to create more and better jobs in the Kingston Area.

KNOWING HIS NEIGHBOURS IS THE KEY

Richard is a passionate advocate for community development, sitting on local Kingston committees such as the United Way’s Round Table on Poverty, Sustainable Kingston, Kingston’s Coalition for Active Transportation; as well as serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Otesha Project. Richard is running for City Council to make sure that a strong voice for the needs of Countryside is at the council table, a voice that bring people together for the benefit of everyone.

MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATION MEANS LISTENING

Richard believes that in order to do what’s best for Countryside he needs to listen and learn about the issues and concerns shared by his neighbours.  He will do this by making himself available by phone, social media, email or in person to hear what is on your mind.  Then, in order to determine priorities  he will concentrate on bringing Countryside’s people together to discuss and share their ideas and solutions for mapping the way forward.  .

SUPPORT RICHARD’S CAMPAIGN FOR CITY COUNCIL

Richard Allen is the right choice for strong and responsible representation. He is committed to being a City Councillor who understands Countryside’s unique needs and concerns, and a person who will advocate on their behalf to make sure the City of Kingston is accountable to all of its citizens. This is Richard’s home, a place he loves. He wants to see Countryside develop sustainable patterns of growth that will serve the needs of those who live here now as well as the generations to come.