During my business career I have studied, assessed, run and turned around many businesses in many industries. Also during my career, I have served on boards and committees, helping to improve organizations.
My wife Wanda and I chose to live in Midhurst because we love its rural setting and way of life. We have 4 children of different ages and stages in careers, education and life and enjoy growing with them and as well our 5 grandchildren.
As Deputy Mayor of Springwater, I started and Chair the Finance and Audit Committee. I am a member of the Fire Services Building Committee, the Midhurst Secondary Plan Environmental Assessment Working Group and Liaison Working Group. I am also a member of the Hillsdale and the Midhurst Community Recreation Associations.
At Simcoe County, I am a County Councillor and Chair of the Simcoe Finance and Audit Committee. During this term, I held the positions of Vice Chair of the Performance Management Section, Vice Chair of Governance Committee and Member of the Striking Committee.
I continue to represent constituents to the best of my abilities and make a difference and I appreciate your feedback and hopefully your ongoing support.
Utilizing YOUR tax dollars to ensure optimal and sustainable levels of commitment and spending and keeping tax increases to a minimum. Ensuring future growth is paid by tax dollars from that growth.
Effective Leadership and Management
Empowering Council as a TEAM and working with Township and County Council to achieve optimal accomplishments for Springwater.
Working with the youth and the younger demographics of OUR Township to understand their perspective and ideas to incorporate into future strategy.
Working with developers to accomplish the right perspective and future results to benefit Springwater in all aspects.
Addressing the concerns, needs and issues of farmers to progress implementation of solutions to address them.
Working with Council and Staff to achieve significant progress in various community developments within Springwater.
Working with Council, Staff and County to ensure an optimal Springwater Official Plan development, in conjunction with the County Municipal Comprehensive Review and other proposed legislative changes with respect to planning.
Economic Development Initiatives
Developing and implementing substantial tangible initiatives and results to increase and attract business to Springwater.
Effective County Influence
Being actively involved as a leader within County to increase Springwater’s influence in key areas of progress affecting our Township
What people are saying
The Township of Springwater stands to gain a knowledgeable, no nonsense but empathic mayor. Vote Don Allen!
Having known Mr. Allen for a number of years, I would highly recommend voting Mr. Allen for Mayor, he is extremely dedicated to the little details and is a a very strong leader. Unfortunately,not being a resident of Barrie I cannot vote but encourage others to do so! Best of luck Marc Lalande, Marketing Director at ViewIT Technologies
So proud of you Don. If I were still a Springwater resident, you would have move vote in a heartbeat. It’s was an absolute pleasure to work with you in Hillsdale and I know you will continue to do amazing things once the votes are counted. Sending you lots of love & blessings from Englehart ON... now if only I could have figured out a way to bring you North with us. Past Springwater/Hillsdale resident
I have known Don since 1998 when were were both Partners in the Financial Advisory Services group at Deloitte Canada. Don is a thoughtful, pragmatic decision maker. He is a great listener and in his role as an advisor in business restructuring and financings he was always sensitive to the needs of the people involved. I trust his judgement and perspective on matters. He served his clients very well and built a good team in his business. Michael Badham – Midhurst resident. Michael K. Badham CPA, CA, CBV