Biography

Brad Beatty Stratford City Councellor

 

“I have lived and worked in Stratford and area all my life and I have a strong commitment to the city and its future. Over the years, those who have served on Stratford City Council have been instrumental in initiating many of the elements that make this a wonderful place to live. It has been my privilege to serve our City for the past eight years and playing a part in making decisions that affect all of us.”
A native of Stratford, Brad is a graduate of Northwestern High School and of Carleton University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. Brad has a diverse work career, most recently as the General Manager of the Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this he was employed with a community agency assisting individuals with their job search and obtaining employment.
Brad’s current appointments includes serving on the board of Stratford Economic Development Corporation as well as Festival Hydro. He is the Chair of Community Services, serves on the Finance, as well as the Infrastructure Transportation and Safety committee. In addition, he is the Chair of Communities in Bloom and also the Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness (CBEAC). Past involvement has included serving on the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and the City’s Boar of Parks.
Brad has been married to his wife, Sherri, for 22 years and has two wonderful sons who are in Grade 11.
“As Stratford continues to grow we need to ensure that our community stays focused on realizing the opportunities that our City can bring. But we must also recognize the financial challenge of spending within our ability and reducing accumulated debt through stringent accountability and responsible budgeting.”
“My primary concerns are sustainable economic development, strategic long-term planning and financial accountability. These are the essential foundations on which we can ensure the enviable quality of life for which Stratford is rightly famous.”
I believe that I have worked hard to understand the facts behind the issues that have been presented, I have championed the causes that were important to myself and the people who voted for me. I am seeking re-election because I believe that we need practical people taking proactive actions to ensure that the City of Stratford continues to improve and become a more vibrant community than it is today.
Family and personal life
Stratford is home for my family. My wife and our two children enjoy life in our community and are active at school, in sports and local events. I proudly support many causes through the donations I can afford and through the time that I give to strengthen their causes. My wife and I have instilled these values in our children who gladly help when they can.

Legacy

One of the reasons I chose to share my time as a Councillor was to ensure that we will protect the standards and community values that those who came before us put in place.

Early life and career

I have lived in Stratford since I was a child. Over the years I have attended our schools, created long lasting friendships and been active in community groups around social

My time on City Council

I have been an active and progressive City Councillor over the past 8 years. I am active in the committees and am currently a member of:

  • Chair of Community Services
  • Member of Finance Sub-committee
  • Member of Infrastructure, Transportation and Safety Sub-committee
  • Member of the Festival Hydro Board of Directors
  • Member of the InvestStratford Board of Directors
  • Chair of Communities in Bloom
  • Chair of Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee (CBEAC)

It has been a lot of hard work, but I take pride in the accomplishments of these organizations.
Stratford is a wonderful place to live and here are some of the notable things that I helped make happen during my first term in office:

  • Encouraged new investments and employers that have diversified Stratford’s economy
  • The debt of the City of Stratford was reduced by many millions of dollars
  • We fixed a tremendous amount of infrastructure that was in a state of decay
  • Redevelopment of Stratford’s Market Square as a public space
  • Supporting the construction of new affordable housing units in Stratford
  • Expansion and renovation of the Anne Hathaway Day Care
  • Establishing Stratford as a hub for the testing and researching of autonomous vehicles
  • Stratford identified as having the lowest unemployment rates in Ontario on an ongoing basis

I believe that I have worked hard to understand the facts behind the issues that have been presented, I have championed the causes that were important to myself and the people who voted for me. I am seeking re-election because I believe that we need practical people taking proactive actions to ensure that the City of Stratford continues to improve and become a more vibrant community than it is today.