It’s election season in the City of Hamilton. Nine candidates are vying for the mayoral seat, and a further 81 are vying for 15 City Council seats. It is not unreasonable to expect that the political landscape in Hamilton is about to shift significantly.
According to the City of Hamilton, Ward 9 is known as Upper Stoney Creek. Its borders are the Niagara Escarpment (north), the hydro corridor and South Townline Road (south), municipal city limits (east), to just past 11th Road and Upper Red Hill Parkway (west).
In a joint partnership between the Hamilton Arts Council and Beyond James, a nonpartisan candidate survey was sent for prospective leaders to map out their vision for our city. Just three questions have provided a window into what those running for office in Hamilton would do to invest in creativity.
The Hamilton Arts Council will utilize survey responses to continue conversations with elected councillors following the election.
What arts event is a must do for every Hamiltonian?
There are two exceptional events the upcoming Art Crawl on James North and Hamilton Supercrawl.
What do you see as an opportunity to expand arts and culture in Hamilton?
Public Art displays on city facilities not only beautifies the city but it gives area artists an opportunity to display their creativity and inspire younger artists to pursue their dreams.
If elected, how will you leverage your position as a City Councillor to advance the arts in Hamilton?
We are fortunate to have many artists, who were either born in Hamilton or came here to hone their crafts. I will commit to working with our artists, local musicians, actors and filmmakers to find the ways to promote our talented residents, to strengthen and sustain the arts community.
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