I am 51 years old, and have lived in Midland with my wife Donna since 1994. We’ve raised two children here and have owned homes on both the east and west sides of this beautiful Town.
I was a local small business owner and employer for 15 years (The Computer Store) while concurrently working for the Midland Police Service. I am a career civil servant with a highly-technical law enforcement and investigative background both with the Province of Ontario and formerly with our Municipality. I am an information technology executive now working in the pharmaceutical industry, a past labour executive and have experience in labour relations, mediation and arbitration. Two decades of community policing experience has taught me how to work with people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds and situations and how to mediate and compromise to achieve goals and positive outcomes.
I understand the difference between a want and a need and am neither too proud nor too shy to ask questions or to seek answers from subject matter experts, research for answers, and most importantly, seek opinions from the community whom I was elected to represent. I am an effective professional communicator and have a broad skill set from years of front line and technical investigations.
On a personal note, I am an avid recreational boater, SCUBA diver, hobby musician and passionate Midlander. I was a volunteer firefighter for 6 years in Tiny Township – Station 4 Wyebridge. If you want a deeper dive into my career, feel free to visit my LinkedIN page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-bill-gordon/
I believe in supporting and nurturing our local economy and putting our Community First!