George Watson Muncipal Councillor Experience You Can Trust
George Watson Municipal Councillor Experience You Can Trust

About George Watson

My family has lived in Wasaga Beach as full-time residents since 1960 when my Grandparents moved here. Prior to moving to Wasaga Beach, my family holidayed here every summer. We drove from Toronto and spent our 2 weeks vacation enjoying the sun and water. Every year of my life, I have enjoyed Wasaga Beach. My parents and I plus my 2 siblings moved to Wasaga in 1968 as full time residents. That was 54 years ago.

I completed High School in Collingwood and studied at York University for my post secondary education. My first summer job was with a local Real Estate office putting up signs and photographing the properties. I obtained my Real Estate License and  started my business career in Wasaga Beach 50 years ago.

My wife and I raised  5 children in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood. They all attended local public schools.  All 5 children attended Collingwood Collegiate before moving on to their post secondary educations.

My family roots in Wasaga Beach remain strong – my 2 siblings and 3 children continue to live in the area.

I Shall Continue Supporting Our Rapidly Growing Community By:

  • Ensuring local tax dollars are invested and spent wisely;
  • Encouraging staff to aggressively market Wasaga Beach as a four seasons tourism destination;
  • Continuing, as I have done since 2001, to constructively advocate to provincial and education authorities for construction of a high school in Wasaga Beach;
  • Continue the expansion of our local transportation system and develop trails and bike lanes through the entire community;
  • Encouraging the development of mixed housing neighbourhoods with a variety of affordable options;
  • Researching issues and speaking independently, while respectfully responding, in a civil manner, the views of council colleagues and the general public.