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About Sharon

I have a lifelong connection with Hamilton, and in particular, its vibrant and inclusive west-end community — from its industrial roots, exceptional educational and health care institutions, to the growth of the small and independent business community. I am proud to call Hamilton my hometown. My core values for the city embrace innovation, conservation and collaboration and my goal is to apply these values to the continued resurgence of the west-end and its people.

As a business professional I have over 25 years of entrepreneurial and business development experience in Hamilton including a wealth of corporate, marketing and property management experience. Through my personal and professional experiences, it has always been important for me to have a presence and involvement in a number of governance and service roles with municipal, provincial and national groups and agencies.

I have always been a strong advocate and ambassador for sustainable growth within the municipality. With a focus on every member of the community, I will work with Hamilton City Council to bring our communities together while recognizing the absolute necessity for economic growth, conservation, prosperity and opportunity for all.

 

Community engagement

With a strong connection to local organizations and community involvement, my service commitment includes,

  • Board Director on the Elizabeth Fry Society in Hamilton
  • Board Director with the St. John Canada Foundation
  • Board Director, St. John Ambulance Niagara Region
  • President of the Bentley Place Condominium Corporation
  • Member of the Hamilton Business Ambassador Program
  • Fund Development Member with Marilyn Lastman’s Arts Council
  • Member of the Kiwanis Club – East Hamilton
  • Member of the Advertising and Sales Club of Hamilton
  • Executive Committee of the Hamilton Ringette Association
  • A lifetime of direct humanitarian service locally and regionally

“Giving back” through volunteerism and community engagement is something that I and my husband strongly believe in and inspire in our children. I am a proud recipient of local and national honours including appointment by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a Dame in the Order of St. John, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and nominated Woman of the Year for the City of Hamilton.

My goal through the campaign is to hear your voices and act as your champion to maintain and strengthen the neighbourhoods of Ward 1. Through your belief in me and votes on October 22, 2018, I believe together we can achieve great things.

Sharon Cole – “New Voice, New Vision, New Insight”