Daryl Vaillancourt for Council
The Plan - Daryl Vaillancourt

Leadership with a plan.


Leadership requires experience and a plan. With my track record as a councillor, years of participation in public life and a strong, actionable plan I'll bring people together, grow and attract business and build our community.


The 7 Point Plan to a Better North Bay.

MORE BUSINESS. MORE JOBS. MORE GROWTH.

The City is competing with the rest of the world to bring businesses home.

I will increase the resources and investment in our economic development capacity. We need to be a serious player in our targeted markets. One of the most obvious opportunities is the "Ring of Fire". With the right leadership this project will benefit over 60 local mining companies, creating more business, more jobs and more growth.


To enhance and support local economic development on all fronts, I will establish a business Support & Retention Advisory Committee. This team of local business leaders will identify barriers to our economic prosperity and create solutions.


AEROSPACE SUPERCENTRE

I have a lifetime of experience in the aviation industry and it's time for North Bay to graduate to the next level in the Aerospace sector.

I will lead the effort to secure these opportunities:


  • Westjet/Porter in North Bay: Our community deserves options and competition.
  • Heritage Festival & Airshow: 90,000 visitors to our city in 3 days? It's a no brainer to bring it back.
  • Building on the Success of S3: This company brought the business of space to North Bay and is the seed that will help us grow in the space industry.
  • Flight Training Centre: Our airport is the perfect facility in the perfect location. This is the time to aggressively pursue private, corporate, commercial, military, and experimental flight training businesses.
  • Search and Rescue Training Hub: YYB is a modern facility in close proximity to the community and on the doorstep of wilderness areas, a perfect combination.
  • MNRF Flight Base: The MNRF uses the airport extensively during active fire seasons. Now is the time to demonstrate the benefit of establishing a permanent bricks and mortar base at the aerodrome.

OUR WATERFRONT

Let's make our community's gathering place even better.

I'll work with all the stakeholders to establish a four season community development that will be strongly anchored by the private sector and supported by the City. From the downtown to the waterfront, I want to see more events and less red tape.


The waterfront and Downtown are a result of the vision and dedication of many people and they must be involved with shaping its future. It is important we engage the DIA, the arts community, Heritage Gardeners, Community Waterfront Friends, Heritage North Bay, and the volunteers of the Train & Carousel.


SUPPORTING & GROWING CFB NORTH BAY

CFB North Bay's importance cannot be overstated.

This community within our community is one of the largest employers in the City. It is critically important that we collectively demonstrate our support to maintain and grow the base. I plan to establish a "Discovery Team" to learn how we can help expand CFB North Bay. This team will work closely with our local Honorary Colonels who have an extensive International network and working relationships with our Canadian Armed Forces. I will work to organize a "North Bay Salutes" committee that will meet monthly to champion the growth and health of the 22 Wing.


BUILDING COMMUNITY

Quality of life means different things to different people, and not every project is about "bricks & mortar".

A healthy community needs the arts, parks, active living and environmental leadership. As the Deputy Mayor I will make it my responsibility to champion active participation that will benefit us all. Having great roads is important, but open spaces, beaches and a place for our kids to play is what gives a community its heart and soul.


INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES RESET

I firmly believe in a steady, planned and sustained investment in infrastructure.

This is not the time to stop investing, it's the time for smart investing - future generations deserve our leadership. As Deputy Mayor I will lead Council through a complete review and reset our Capital Budget Program to ensure our projects align with community priorities. Now, more than ever we must ensure that we address infrastructure challenges - ignoring the problem is not the solution.


LEADING OUR FUTURE

Better political relationships will benefit everyone.

Every community is unique and all municipalities deserve equal treatment and funding; the days of "big winners" and "big losers" must end - there can be no more "Postal Code Roulette". I will host quarterly meetings with our MPP & MP. As leaders we are laying the path for our citizen's future, and being adversaries will never accomplish as much as being partners.


About Daryl Vaillancourt

Daryl Vaillancourt is a third term Councillor. In this capacity, Councillor Vaillancourt will affect positive change and increase the resources and investment in the economic development capacity of North Bay and area.


Mr. Vaillancourt is a member of the North Bay Jack Garland Airport Board of Directors, a DNSSAB Board member and is the current Chairman of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. He and his wife Michele have two daughters and are proud North Bay residents. Daryl is an alumnus of Scollard Hall, a licenced commercial pilot, an experienced business man and professional manager.

Community & Professional Involvement:

  • Committee Member - OSPCA Services to the North Committee
  • Organizing Committee Member - Armed Forces Day
  • Chairman - OSPCA Animal Welfare Knowledge Enrichment Program
  • Past Distinguished President - Kiwanis Club of North Bay
  • Past Board Member - North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Airshow Chairman - North Bay Heritage Festival
  • Past Member - Planning Advisory Committee
  • Past Finance Chairman - North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
  • Past Honorary Chairman - "Le Carnaval"
  • Past Board Member - Nipissing University Board of Governors