Elser Lee Faith Archer enters mayoral race

Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer at the wheel of MV’s new plow truck (above)

Councillor Elser Lee Faith Archer has today filed papers to run for mayor of Madawaska Valley in the municipal election on October 22. Archer was elected as a councillor in October 2014 and in that role she chaired the Development and Property Committee and was vice-chairperson of Water and Wastewater. Her other committee duties include Library, Finance and Administration, and Committee of Adjustments.

An online search of her previous campaign materials reveals that Archer’s career includes her work as a chartered mediator, educator, government employee and community development consultant and social worker. Among other things, she:

  • worked to resolve long-term health care disputes and workplace conflict.
  • was Dispute Resolution Adviser to VP of Student Services at York University and Instructor of Human Resources and Human Rights at Humber College.
  • was Special Assistant to Ontario Cabinet Minister for Women’s Issues and the Attorney General. She worked on fundraising within the Ministry of Health and Citizenship to build and enhance local healthcare facilities.
  • worked as a Community Development Consultant and Social Worker, mentoring local youth and people with employment challenges, and developing outreach activities for seniors.

Mayor Kim Love filed papers to run for re-election on June 20. Archer’s announcement today means the voters of Madawaska Valley will have a choice of mayor.

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