This Is Marc
Marc settled in Oakville to raise a family after spending time in different countries, and living in several cities across Canada, including a Northern Manitoba Reservation.
He has been a stringer for a major daily newspaper; a copywriter for several advertising agencies; communications specialist for the CBC; Creative Director for an Ottawa firm; and has helped, written for and strategized with politicians from each of the major parties at one time or another, including such people as Sharon Carstairs and Gary Filmon.
He was first elected to Town Council in 2003.
As a trained cook, Marc worked weekends for four years in the kitchen at a local homeless shelter and continues to focus on poverty and food issues in Oakville. He currently provides marketing consultation, while working as a freelance writer and script consultant (doctor); one of his more recent scripts was filmed as a pilot for a potential television show.
He is also the secretary for the Trafalgar Township Historical Society.
As Town Councillor, for Ward 5, Marc has appreciated that the freelance nature of his work allows him the flexibility to be more responsive to the needs of his constituents, any time of the day or night.
In the last 4 years, he has served on the following committees & boards:
- Community Services Committee
- 2018 Budget Committee
- Appeals Committee (Chair)
- Heritage Oakville Committee
- Oakville Public Library Board
- Site Plan Committee
Marc and his family currently live in the College Park community with two oddball cats.