Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner October 4, 2018
I was late for my appointment with mayoral candidate Diane Therrien. Couldn't find my keys: the result of distraction. I looked in the freezer and in the fridge. Then I thought to pray to St. Anthony, and there they were, in the cutlery drawer.
It didn't matter to her: while waiting, she met up with DBIA executive director Terry Guiel and there is always lots to discuss.
Diane came to Peterborough, as a student, as so much of our new talent does, from out-of-town: from Hamilton in this case, to go to Trent. She earned her master's degree in Canadian and Indigenous studies while a grad student at Traill College. She then began working for the Poverty Reduction Network, and then at the YWCA. In 2016, she received the Trent University Alumni Young Leaders award, which recognizes alumni who have shown outstanding leadership in the first 10 years since graduating. Diane is now 32. For recreation, Diane walks her two dogs, which were acquired from the Humane Society, and plays slo-pitch softball.
Being downtown and actively involved in community issues, she got a feel for the city, ran for city council in 2014 in Town Ward and was successful. After a four-year term on council, during which she served on the DBIA committee and the art gallery board, she was persuaded to run for mayor this time around, against incumbent Mayor Daryl Bennett. Continue Reading >Here<
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