BRIGHTON, P.E.I. — Longtime community member Barb MacLeod has announced her intention to run for the Ward 3 – Brighton seat on Charlottetown city council.
MacLeod, who is well known for her work in business development at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen and for being a role player in Charlottetown’s first street festival, Farm Day in the City, is excited to run for council.
“I’m excited to meet Ward 3 residents over the next few months and listen to their concerns and their ideas on how we can build for the future,” she said.
MacLeod, an avid painter and potter, has experience as a business owner as she has owned and operated the Whipper Snapper, a popular toy store, and The Uncommon Grocer, an urban organic market.
The Art on the Quay owner, MacLeod, was appointed in 2015 to the city’s arts advisory board and has worked to bring a variety of public art to the city.
MacLeod and her husband Sandy MacDonald raised their two children Jessica and Max in Brighton and are first-time grandparents to Marty.
“I see a city with planned development that includes affordable housing and keeps pace with our growing community. I see strong sustainable design elements that we are proud of and are built to last,” she added.