Thank you for the experience of my life, Milton.

During the municipal election campaign, I had the honour of visiting every neighbourhood in Milton. I met thousands of people who became supporters, volunteers, donors and friends.

Despite missing my goal by the skin of my teeth, I am walking away feeling privileged that so many of you joined me in believing that better was possible. We raised important issues, and I believe we’ve had an impact on Milton’s future.

I started this campaign with a very small team of friends and I finished it with thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters. So many of you did everything you could. I thank you all for believing in me, not just with your votes, but also with your time, energy and money.

I am humbled to have received such incredible support for my vision of a community that protects established neighbourhoods, supports local small businesses, manages infrastructure more effectively and safeguards green spaces.

I called Mayor Krantz on election night to congratulate him and met him a few days later at a local Main Street business to speak with him in person. I am happy that he is getting a Council that has more women and more diversity than previous ones. I am confident this group will better reflect the lived experience of Miltonians.

To everyone across the community who has reached out with kind words, thank you. I did my best to respond to every message, I am sorry if I missed any.

Thank you for the incredible journey, Milton. It has been my honour to represent you for the past 12 years on Council. Not only am I better for this experience, but I love Milton more than ever.

I am proud to call Milton my home and know that it has an even brighter future ahead. It's been a privilege.