Michelle Marinaro profile

Michelle Marinaro is running for a position as councillor in Emo.
She has been married to her husband, Tony, for 17 years and they have a blended family with five children, Francesca, Michael, Heidi, Tiffany, and T.J.
They have been privileged to call Emo their home for the past 17 years.
Marinaro is a full-time homemaker, which has allowed her the time to be actively involved in volunteering. She has been co-coordinator/director of two large community programs through the Christian Reformed Church: Coffee Break and Vacation Bible School.
Having been a member of the Coffee Break program, she was given many opportunities to attend leadership and administration training conferences. She also has volunteered her time to several other committees and programs within the church, worship, education, and GEMS Girls Club.
In addition, Marinaro has volunteered at Sturgeon Creek School and Sturgeon Creek Alternative Program, where their children have attended school. She has been involved with the community baseball and soccer programs, and helped out with youth curling.
She also worked for a period of time with the Northwestern Health Unit as a family home visitor for the Healthy Babies program.
Marinaro knows communities in the north are dealing with many issues right now, such as the forestry crisis, implementation of the LIHN, financial restraints and cutbacks from the upper levels of government, and feeling ignored and unheard by these upper levels.
These bigger issues then are funnelled down and impact each community’s ability to deal with issues at the local level—economic development and growth, aging infrastructures, safe treatment and delivery of water, unorganized property tax, road upgrading and maintenance, and the list goes on.
Marinaro hopes to be part of a council that deals with all the issues with accountability, transparency, and the best interest of the community as a whole. Council needs to be a small community within a larger district that works towards positive and constructive solutions.
Marinaro believes she is at a place in her life now that she will be able to give the time, commitment, and dedication required to serve our community as a member of council.
She knows there will be a huge learning curve being on council and is up for the challenge.