Roger Prince, Barry’s Bay native, announced his candidacy for Madawaska Valley Mayor on Thursday, July 28. Prince’s LinkedIn profile reveals a lengthy career that took him from sales to a consulting role to mentor and coach at the executive level for national and international businesses. He provided The Current with the following statement last weekend:
I am excited and grateful today as I officially register as a candidate to be the next Mayor of Madawaska Township – a great place to live, work and play and the place I am proud to call home.
Why am I running? Simply put, I wish to give back to this community. My roots run deep here – five generations deep. The Prince family was one of the twelve original families to settle in this area, arriving in 1858 and helping to build the community. Following the example of my forefathers I feel called to serve the community.
I grew up here in the Madawaska Valley on the Prince family farm and went to school at Madawaska Valley District High School. It is here in this town, that I learned the value of hard work and the importance of community and good neighbours.
I bring 35 years of business leadership experience working with municipalities across Ontario, provincial departments and major companies, providing technology tools to assist managing roads, sewers, water, bridges and buildings.
I want to build on the good work that has already been accomplished, with a focus on serving the needs of our seniors, our young families and our business community. I bring a servant leadership style that welcomes fresh ideas that are fiscally responsible and benefit the greater community.
I am a proud father of four wonderful sons and eight grandchildren and with the full support of my loving partner Kelly, look forward to serving you.
Prince,R.(2022,July30) Business Leader Roger Prince running for Mayor of Madawaska Valley Township [media release]