Arts Vote 2018: Ron Rogers
  Candidate: Ron Rogers Municipality: Essex Position: Mayor   What opportunities do you believe Windsor-Essex has to grow...

 

Candidate: Ron Rogers

Municipality: Essex

Position: Mayor

 

What opportunities do you believe Windsor-Essex has to grow our art, culture and heritage sector?

More promotion of the historical significance of our area such as the Underground Railroad links.

How do you propose to attract or retain artists and cultural workers in your community?

Promote historical tourism, promote the beauty of our area with regard to climate, resources and the vast and diverse demographics surrounding us.

What role do you see for arts and culture in the promotion of the region both as a destination for tourists and as a place of permanent residence for youth, families, and retirees?

Our diversity and our central location to millions of potential visitors.

In what other ways could you use your position as an elected official to help support the arts, culture and heritage sector outside of using municipal funding?

Greater personal exposure to others beyond our region.

What is your perspective on the best ways to collaborate with other levels of government to ensure sustainability and growth for the cultural sector of our community?

Lobbying and communications.

How do you personally engage with arts, culture and heritage in Windsor-Essex?

Member and former Chairperson of the John R. Park Homestead Advisory Committee. Chairperson of the Essex Communities in Bloom Committee and self-appointed Ambassador of our region to others within our county and area and everyone I meet from other areas.