Amherst … born and raised!

CGA_pic_smOn October 15th, the people of Amherst will elect a new mayor and council to lead our historic small town into the future.

I am quite confident that the voters will choose the best seven people for the job, and I sincerely hope that I am included in that group.

As a 42 year old father of three, I am concerned about a number of issues facing our town ranging from recreation options for the kids to employment opportunities for the adults.  From reducing the tax burden for our residents and businesses to ensuring the funding is available for the “right” expenditures.

I am a cost accountant with more than 15 years experience in helping some of the largest and most respected organizations in Atlantic Canada grow their business by making better decisions based on good information.  My career has been built on finding better ways to do things.  I believe that I can help do just that for the town of Amherst by identifying wasteful practices, promoting technology to improve communication and advocating for cost savings initiatives.

I also believe that Amherst has a lot to offer potential new businesses and residents.  Proper promotion and leveraging the key aspects of what makes Amherst special, such as being the gateway to Nova Scotia, the hub of the Maritimes, the hometown of the Four Fathers, proximity to Fort Lawrence and Fort Beausejour sites, beautiful beaches, historic homes and so much more are crucial in attracting people to our town.

About Greg

Age: 42
Hometown: Amherst, NS
Spouse: Shawna
Children: Hannah (16), Olivia (13) and Ayden (10)
Parents: Rick & Rose Doucette
Profession: Accountant (CPA,CGA)
Employer: Midland Transport
Education: NSCC – Business Information Technology
SAIT – Business Administration in Accounting & IT
CGA – Program of Professional Studies