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Keith Bell eyes deputy mayor post in Ramara Township

Candidate says reliable internet, road improvements and accessibility for an aging population are among several improvements he'd like to see in Ramara

Editor's note: OrilliaMatters has asked council candidates in neighbouring Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running in the Oct. 24 municipal election. The following was submitted by Keith Bell, who is running as a candidate as deputy mayor of Ramara Township. For more election coverage — including candidate profiles and other election news — visit our 2022 municipal election page by clicking here.
I was born and raised in Orillia prior to our family moving to a farm outside of Warminster in Medonte township where we operated a dairy farm. In 2015, I moved Washago area with my wife, son and daughter.

In my work history I have managed waste and recycling companies. Some that were smaller family-owned operations to larger, publicly-traded corporations. In both settings I worked very closely with several municipalities.

I have also spent many years volunteering for different organizations including The Community Foundation of Orillia & Area, coaching for Mariposa Wrestling Club and the Huronia Stallions Football, founder of the Orillia Dragon Boat Festival, organized the first Snowbird Airshow in Orillia and was a member of the Orillia Kinsmen Club for several years. Currently I am the vice president of the Orillia Slo-Pitch League.  

I intend to bring my experiences and expertise to help Ramara Township continue to grow and prosper while protecting the history and agriculture in our beautiful township.

There are several improvements I would like to see within our township and I believe I can assist with the ongoing challenges all municipalities are struggling with including reliable internet, road improvements and accessibility for our aging population.


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