About John Dolstra
has been a resident of Whitby all of his
Working at General Motors
for more than 30 years, he
wife Beverley have raised 4 children in Whitby and are loving grandparents to 10 grandchildren.
has always had a vision for Whitby.
In 1990, John
felt that his
vision for Whitby was not being met and was elected as the Centre Ward Councillor.
As the Centre Ward Councillor, John was a member of the finance committee, chair of fire services, chair of the town clerks department, vice-chair of planning and vice-chair of operations.
supported the new boat launch in port Whitby, he
supported the new Fire Hall on Taunton Road and also supported the expansion of the seniors activity centre in Whitby.
All the while, we held the line on taxes.
In 2003 John Dolstra was elected as Whitby Trustee for the Durham District School Board.
Under the leadership of John
, Whitby has seen 7 new public schools, 1 new high school, an 8 room addition at Winchester School
and 2 new french immersion programs as a result.Parents from all over Whitby are greatful for the commitment John
has put forth into making these schools a reality.
has also supported the purchase of 15 acres of land for a new high school in Brooklin.
was also instrumental in negotiating reduced transit rates for students across Durham Region.
Working in partnership with the Region, John
has helped every student that relies on transit by getting the costs reduced.
Parents at Captain Michael Vandenboss school are also thankful for the efforts of John Dolstra
and Jim Flaherty in bringing back the Snowbirds.
knows what it takes to balance budgets.
John Dolstra has served as chair of finance in the
Durham District School Board
and has seen 7 balanced budgets in as many years, with no tax increases from the Provincial government.
We need a new hospital in Whitby.
When elected, John Dolstra
will work with all levels of government to see this hospital become a reality.
It's clear that John Dolstra
works in partnerships with stakeholders locally, regionally and globally to get things done.