Joanne Dies has acquired vital experience and achieved results working with municipal, regional and provincial governments on issues that directly affect Ajax, including:
- Opposing development on the headwaters of Carruthers Creek, a risk for flooding in South Ajax.
- Working with the “Friends of the Hospital” ensuring local healthcare keeps pace with growth.
- Leading the fight to Protect Water Quality, eliminate algea polluting our shores and drinking water.
- Building a great waterfront Park, connecting trails and enhancing amenities.
- Cycling Infrastructure and Trails
- Community Safety
- Creating a downtown Ajax with Pat Bayly Square, redevelopment of the Ajax Plaza.
- Supporting development of the Seniors Strategy with services for seniors.
- Being Strong on Fiscal Management implementing capital reserves, low debt, lowest average tax increase in Durham Region.
- Recognizing that affordable housing is key to meet a variety of housing needs.
- Advocating for Ajax Downs Casino, supporting tax benefits, jobs and Quarter Horse Racing.
Save Our Waterfront
Co-chair of PACT-POW, Pickering Ajax Citizens Together Protecting our Water. This grassroots organization successfully made the algae issue on the waterfront the number 1 issue in Provincial elections.