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Zapolnik hopes to bring ‘practical skills’ to Springwater council

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Sep 8th, 2022
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Dominika Zapolnik is running for Springwater Township council in Ward 5. 

From BarrieToday, Aug 24, 2022

Editor’s note: BarrieToday has asked council candidates in neighbouring Springwater and Essa townships to provide a synopsis of why they are running for public office. Municipal elections take place Oct. 24. The following is from Dominika Zapolnik, who is running for council in Springwater Township in Ward 5. For more election coverage, visit our 2022 municipal election page by clicking here, where you can find candidate profiles and other election news. 
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Dominika has dedicated herself to strengthening the social fabric of communities in both her personal and professional life. Through her leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector, Dominika empowers organizations to support community residents so that communities thrive.

Her current work involves communication for the South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team (a collaborative of physicians, community organizations, and residents), as well as communication, strategy and advocacy for New Path Youth & Family Services and New Path Foundation, child and youth mental health leaders in Simcoe County. ​

“I don’t consider myself a politician. I’m a mom and a working professional who has dedicated her entire career to building stronger communities and making things better for families. I love my community and am committed to making it the best it can be. I have the passion and the practical skills needed to work collaboratively and make a difference.”

Dominika lives in Midhurst with her husband Mike, her children Ruby-Anne (13) and Logan (10), and their three rescue dogs. They have fallen in love with this beautiful community and are looking for ways to give back to ensure that this community and everyone in it continues to thrive.

“Five years ago, we chose the community of Midhurst to be our home. It’s an incredible community and I want to work to ensure that it stays that way. There is a lot of projected growth coming to Springwater. We need to work collaboratively to ensure that we control the pace and implementation of that growth in a way that is financially sustainable and preserves the natural features of our community like our hiking and cycling trails.”

Dominika holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ryerson University and recently completed her master’s degree with a research focus on the importance of community public spaces, including green spaces, on the well-being of residents.

“I look forward to meeting even more residents and hope they will support me by voting in the Oct. 24 municipal election. I’ve already been knocking on doors and having great conversations. People are looking for leadership that is responsive, listens to their concerns and does something about it. I was keen to run in this election because I want to bring a strategic lens to the future of what our beautiful Springwater looks like and I have the skills to do just that.”

For more information, visit www.dominikazapolnik.ca or follow her on social @ElectDominika.

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