MacLaren a new face as council hopeful

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Tammy MacLaren is a new face and voice running for New Glasgow town council.

The previous small business owner and current property manager in New Glasgow grew up in the small community of East River Saint Mary’s and earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from St. Mary’s University. She moved to New Glasgow more than 20 years ago and with her husband Dave have raised two daughters, Kilti and Courtney, in Ward 2.

“I truly enjoy serving my community and pour all my efforts into everything I do. I know that asking for your vote is an important responsibility to take on, but I do not take that lightly. The decisions the New Glasgow Town Council make affect all citizens, and I want to be a voice for you,” she says.

MacLaren has been actively involved in several community groups and been on the frontline of moving forward issues and projects including: Viola’s Place Society Homeless Shelter; the twinning of Highway 104 between Sutherlands River and Antigonish; Pharmacare for Canada, working to ensure everyone has access to medications; as co-chair of 2019 Pictou County RibFest Committee; as Nova Scotia representative for the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board; a board member of the Eastern Mainland Housing Authority; and Northern Opportunities Business Ltd., (NOBL) committee member.

“In 2013, I was successful in petitioning the provincial government to have insulin pumps covered for children up to the age of 18.”

She received a National Advocacy Award by Diabetes Canada in 2013; lobbied for fresh food to be reintroduced to the Northumberland Veterans Unit in 2014; was awarded the Town of New Glasgow Volunteer Award in 2015; and is a past CBC community reporter for New Glasgow, Trenton and Stellarton.

MacLaren is seeking to be elected in Ward 2.