Although the election is months away, lifelong Yarmouth resident Pam Mood has announced that she will be seeking the mayor’s seat in October’s municipal election in the Town of Yarmouth.
In a press release announcing her bid, Mood says that a passion for her community and her experience in business consulting – which brings training in leadership, team building and communications to organizations and businesses on local, provincial and national levels – gives her the tools required to help shape the future of Yarmouth.
“The success or failure of every organization, whether a business or a town, is dependent upon leadership,” says Mood in announcing her election bid. Leadership is one of the assets she says she brings to the table.
Mood has been married to Joe Mood for 26 years and together they have raised three children. She holds a degree in Political Science from Acadia University and continues to enjoy her experiences as a volunteer with various community organizations.
Mood says she believes in the power of working together to achieve positive results.
“I know the answers for our community are within our community,” she says in the news release, which was made public on June 25.
Mood lists the following as what she calls “the beginning of what I believe we can accomplish together”:
• Efficient, focused, vision-led leadership that counts on public input, and whose only agenda is the betterment of Yarmouth
• Promotion of Yarmouth as a family town.
• Focused effort on revitalizing transportation. links while aggressively seeking new industry for Yarmouth.
• Giving youth the opportunity to actively participate in their community.
• Identifying Yarmouth with one solid brand that says, “We’re Open!” to both new residents and new industry.
• Fostering cooperation with neighbouring communities and provincial and federal governments to strengthen this region.
“It is my belief that governance is the most important part of the job. It’s the job of the mayor and council to seek public input, and then move in the direction that is best for the Town,” says Mood. “As a town, when it comes to our current residents/businesses and potential new industry, our attitude and mission need to be, ‘What can we do to make this work and make it easier for all involved?’
“‘We can’t’, ‘We won’t’ and ‘No’ are not options. Instead, let’s make it happen together,” she says.