Kim Zippel ~ City Council Candidate of the Week
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I am hoping to send out a series of these missives between now and September to highlight NEW faces in October’s municipal election for City Council.  The candidates will be chosen because of a strong stand on greenspace issues and a forward looking sustainable view for the City of Peterborough.  Our first featured candidate is Kim Zippel who is running in Otonebee Ward.
Kim is a long time resident of Peterborough, where she has been an active participant in her community. As co-founder and chair of the Harper Park Stewardship Initiative, she has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the issues that threaten the health of the park’s wetland and creek.  Before Kim’s efforts to protect this diverse 60 hectare wilderness park, off Harper Road in the South end of the city, very few people were aware of its existence.  What you may not know is that Harper Park is recognized as the most ecologically important natural area in the city.  In fact, the Ministry of the Environment claims it contains… " the only cold water trout stream which runs through a municipal area in Ontario.”  For more information on the park visit
Kim currently sits on the boards of the Peterborough Field Naturalists and the Bequia Mission. She has volunteered in several capacities for the Peterborough Regional Science Fair, and she is a member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough.  A believer in partnerships and collaboration, Kim has a track record of bringing together interests of the private and public sectors to address community concerns.  She is a diligent researcher who is known for her meticulous and dynamic presentations to City Council and its many committees.
KIM IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to work on her campaign, running against two incumbents takes a concerted effort with lots of helpers. If you want to see the city change for the better get out and support some new voices like Kim in their bid to win a seat this fall.  The time to sign up is NOW, if interested follow the link below to her website and click on the yellow volunteer link at the bottom of the page.  You do not need to live in Otonabee to work on her campaign. 
Kim is holding coffee chats on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM  at Jax Grill, across from Fleming Brealey campus, and on Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM at the Hide-a-Way restaurant at 540 Romaine St.  If you are interested in supporting her this is a good way to hear her ideas for Peterborough on a wide range of issues!
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Thanks for listening, let's make this Municipal Election one to remember.

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