“I support Maureen for our Ward 1 Councillor. She understands the broader ward issues. She understands the issues of Ainslie Wood and the other neighbourhoods. And, Maureen will also consider the best interest of the city as a whole.”
“I like Maureen’s values, her empathetic leadership style and the fact that she is brim full of bold new ideas. I commend Maureen Wilson to the good people of Ward 1 with complete confidence and without reservation.”
“A hallmark of Maureen’s community work has not only been her belief in finding common ground between neighbourhood and community groups across the entire city, but her willingness to put in the time and effort to achieve it. We need more of this kind of bridge-building in council.”
“Maureen has the judgment, work ethic and knowledge of city government to make an excellent councillor for the residents of Ward 1.”
“Maureen has a deep understanding of how municipal government works and the capacity to deal with tough issues.”
“Municipal council needs the strong, experienced voice of a woman committed to applying an equity lens to key issues in Hamilton like affordable housing, homelessness and strong neighbourhoods. I know Maureen Wilson is that voice. On top of her intelligent mind and passion, she brings an understanding of the inner workings of city hall and the Mayor’s office, crucial to getting things done!”
“As a long-term resident of Ward 1 with city hall experience and a passion for our beloved city, Maureen is ready to take on this role. She’s smart, progressive, compassionate and well informed on our municipal challenges. If I could hand pick one of my neighbours to represent us at City Hall, it would be Maureen Wilson.”
With this 2018 election we are at a pivotal time in shaping Hamilton’s future. I have known Maureen Wilson for the better part of a decade both personally and through her civic leadership. She has the proven ability to bring people together, building grassroots coalitions advocating for safer and more inclusive communities. Its critical that we have her thoughtful and experienced leadership at City Hall…not just for Ward 1 but for the entire City of Hamilton.
“Experienced, articulate and engaging. Maureen has a proven track record of working on local issues with her fellow citizens from all across the city, and she’s not even on council yet! Maureen is the informed and thoughtful voice for progressives and conservatives alike.”
“Maureen has been active on neighbourhood and city issues for years. She cares deeply about safe streets, better parks and making the city work for more people. She cares. She listens. She acts.”
“I have known Maureen professionally and personally since her days as a Senior Staffer at City Hall. She has the qualities of leadership that are needed in Hamilton; strong values, strategic thinker, intelligence, passion, and a love for the City of Hamilton. I am honoured to offer my endorsement to Maureen Wilson as a candidate for Councillor in Ward 1.”
“I’ve seen how hard Maureen works, close up. She knocks on every door. Listens to every person that opens every door. She doesn’t stop. She won’t stop working hard for our Ward. She will do her very best, every day.”
“Maureen knows what makes a great city. She has a plan to make the changes needed to make Hamilton work for all citizens. She has a vision that will make Hamilton a better place for all residents.
Her experience as a former senior municipal employee in both the political and staff environments and her initiatives in bringing citizens together from across the city demonstrates that she already understands the process for making meaningful change. Maureen will bring the kind of leadership to City Hall that Hamilton needs.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Maureen Wilson on a number of community-led engagement and education events, and have always been most impressed by her keen skills as a listener and thinker. While many elected officials rely too heavily on their speaking abilities, Maureen is the rare civic leader whose gifts also extend to attentiveness, empathy and careful reflection. Ward 1 residents would be fortunate to elect Maureen as an attentive and passionate advocate at City Hall.”
“As someone who is very concerned with the safety of our streets, it has been inspiring to see Maureen Wilson’s dedication as a leader, organizer, and advocate around this extremely serious issue that affects everyone in our city.
Her leadership and community organizing are always on display, however, highlighted to me was when, with the Useful Knowledge Society/KNA, Maureen brought in 8-80 Cities to offer their expertise alongside residents sharing local stories on efforts to improve the safety in their neighbourhoods.
Maureen has demonstrated here commitment for safer communities for all residents time and time again through not just her voice but direct on the street actions as well. This dedication will be key to ensuring our city truly lives up to its mission to be ‘The Best Place to Raise a Child and Age Successfully.’
“What impresses me is Maureen’s commitment to making Hamilton a great place for families to live and grow in a neighbourhood that’s safe, with accessible public space and transportation options. Maureen is intelligent, she actively contributes to community events, and she has great experience. But what really counts is that Maureen is honest; she listens; she puts in the hours and days and weeks into making things happen. Maureen Wilson will work for all the citizens of the ward because the city she wants for her family is the city she wants for all of us. She’s the caliber of candidate we need to make Hamilton the city it can and should be.”
“Maureen has been a thoughtful and well-researched advocate for safe and healthy Hamilton neighbourhoods for many years. I believe the addition of her voice on City Council will help ensure Hamilton moves forward with intelligent, progressive decision-making. There are many wonderful things happening in both Ward 1 and our City right now, but not all Hamiltonians are benefiting. We need Councillors to make sure that everyone is included and Maureen has shown herself to be a leader for inclusivity and caring.”
“Maureen has engaged and led our community around the importance of healthy; inclusive living areas, safer walkable streets; usable and appropriate urban spaces open to all citizens. She’s championed the perspective of women and their diverse voices into all her efforts. She’s successfully collaborated with community groups to ensure the inclusion of affordable housing in the Pier 8 planning development, to inform the OMB ward boundary deliberations, and to provide insight into numerous vital municipal issues such as LRT and land use planning. It is without hesitation and with deep respect and admiration that I endorse Maureen Wilson for Ward 1 City Councillor.”
“I am pleased to endorse Maureen for Ward 1 City Councillor. Climate change keeps me up at night. Maureen has made it front and centre in her platform, which is important to me because all levels of government need to address this issue urgently.”
“I served with Maureen on the Ward 1 Participatory Budget Committee in 2016-17. Throughout the committee’s work, I was deeply impressed by her fairness, knowledge, and strong commitment to making the city a better place for all. I’m thrilled that she is running for Ward 1 Councillor.”
“Maureen has done more to engage citizens than any other person I have seen in my 50 plus years in Ward 1. Maureen’s work with neighbourhood associations, bringing together agents of change to share their knowledge in the areas of transit, immigration, and city building, is unparalleled by other candidates.
Above all, I support Maureen as a woman of integrity willing to put aside political grandstanding to achieve results rather than going with the status quo.”
“Maureen understands that connecting what matters on your block and in your neighbourhood to solutions requires listening, collaboration, and deep understanding of how City Hall works (and doesn’t). And she’s shown me through her efforts to promote thoughtful, informed dialogue on major city-building issues like LRT, the new Downtown Secondary Plan, and safe and complete streets a strong commitment to seek excellence for our city. Ward 1 and the City will be well served with Maureen on Council.”