"Congrats to my good friend Rob DePetris. He is running for Regional Council. He is a Rotarian, avid fan of baseball, volunteers with United Way & works for KPMG. He has fresh ideas - not part of the current crop at the Region - and wants to make change for the better. If you see him at Ribfest this weekend at Montebello Park - talk about your vision for Niagara. We need more people like Rob on Regional Council."
- Mayor Walter Sendzik
I have seen a lot of questionable actions or lack of action by the regional councils and I finally came to the conclusion that if I wasn't part of the solution I was part of the problem.
Over the last number of years I have sat on boards, balanced budgets, applied common sense and applied my legal skills to understand complex contracts etc. with the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, CAA Niagara, St. Catharines Minor Baseball and more. I have worked on Economic Development committees for St. Catharines.
In each case, I loved doing the work and trying to make things better. And in all cases I have strived to remember the motto of my Rotary club "Service above Self." I feel a lot of the politicians we have today have forgotten that they are elected to serve the people and not themselves.