Member Profile: Seguin Township

By: Dominique O’Brien
 
Stretching over 700 square kilometres, Seguin is a vibrant and growing community located in the picturesque District of Parry Sound. A Biosphere Member since 2012, the Township of Seguin is home to 4,280 permanent residents that seasonally swells to over 15,000 residents during the summer months. With largely an environmental focus, our community is truly the “Natural Place to Be”.
 
Seguin Township was formed in 1998 through the amalgamation of Christie, Foley, Humphrey and the Village of Rosseau. All of our local communities are home to community centres, parks, trails and beaches and offer many recreational opportunities. Programming and community events are in place for seniors, adults, young adults and youth.
 
Our Mayor, Council and staff embrace the “environment first” principle. That is, we recognize the unique natural attributes and are passionate about preserving our small rural and waterfront character. We recognize the importance of a sustainable organization through the way we do business both internally and externally.
 
Through our programs and stewardship initiatives, we believe in greening our municipal operations and developing the plans and policies to ensure we achieve our goals. We are proud to be a member of the GBBR and honoured to have partnered with the organization on many occasions.