As of early this afternoon, the following people had signed up to run in the 2009 Berlin municipal election:
Mayor — seat currently held by David Bertrand
Ward 1 — seat currently held by Ryan Landry
Ward 2 — seat currently held by Richard Lafleur
Ward 3 — seat currently held by Ronald Goudreau
Ward 4 — seats currently held by Timothy Cayer and David Poulin
Normally I would leave this for an article in the Reporter, but registration closes at 4 p.m. on Monday. The paper doesn’t come out until Wednesday, and by then people won’t be able to sign up. Berlin needs residents to get involved to make substantive change happen. If the community is really invested in creating a new future, there should be five people running for every seat.
If you know someone who cares about Berlin, tell them to run. And if anyone needs help catching up on the last five months of city council affairs, I’m happy to talk about it, just give me a call. In that time I’ve built a solid understanding of how things work in the council, and I don’t think anyone should be intimidated by city government. It is a chance to make a real difference, give it a shot.
Register with the city clerk by 4 p.m. on Monday, October 5. City clerk’s office—first floor of city hall, on the right. Give them a call: 603 752-2340, or check them out here.