A Minor Victory but a Win no Less

Council recently approved a small idea I put forward to improve communications between residents and Council. All councillors will now have town-branded email addresses, like smclaughlin@mississippimills.ca. If people know a councillor's name, they can figure out their email. (The mayor already had such an address.)

It is hard to find our emails on the Town web site; so, this might improve communications.

At first Diane Smithson, our Town's CAO, said it might cost $60 apiece. That cost would have killed the idea. My tech background told me that was not right. I contacted the County IT director and confirmed that all we needed was email forwarding—a joyfully free service.

Thanks to Phil Warland of Pakenham for the idea.

The new emails are on the Town website.