Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner September 13, 2018
Green Party leader Mike Schreiner with Kim Zippel, co-founder and chair of Harper Park Stewardship Initiative. CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT/EXAMINER
It was impressive to note how carefully Kim Zippel, candidate for council for Otonabee Ward, prepared for our conversation. I can imagine that this woman of high intelligence and sense of organization will be a great addition to city governance.
She knows she has 6,000 doors to knock on before election day. She has spoken with citizens at 1,407 doors. That means 600 a week. I found that fact daunting, remembering running in Northcrest, unsuccessfully, in 2010, and flagging, after 20 or so encounters with strangers.
"I am clearing my work calendar," she says "and giving my all to speak to people. I enjoy it. Each door brings a different viewpoint. I avoid mealtimes and I sometimes drop literature with a handwritten message, but I really enjoy speaking with constituents."
"It is my second time running. I have a great team of volunteers. Walking the ward gives me an opportunity to assess our housing needs for people of all socioeconomic groups. We don't have enough housing, especially in the West End when many students come to Fleming." Continue Reading >Here<
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