It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided not to run again for the Presidency of the Mount Dennis Community Association (MDCA). It’s hard to believe that it was six years ago that I went to my first board meeting at the Mount Dennis United Church. I have learned and grown so much in that time and have seen first hand the importance of the work we do. Our community of Mount Dennis is in the midst of enormous change and it is more important than ever that the MDCA continues being a strong voice for local residents and businesses. I have had the pleasure of working with great advocates such as Simon, Mike and Rick who have tirelessly stood up for local issues such as the environment, local jobs, improved services, investment dollars in our area and more. My time has been an overwhelmingly positive one but I know for the MDCA to continue, it has to continue to attract new talent and a more diverse group of voices. Our AGM is in November and I view it as an opportunity for us to continue to build on a strong foundation.