October 2, 2022
Story by: C Richard Campbell
Photograph by: David Ferris

Bill Culver, Mayoral Candidate, Norfolk County

He believes that Norfolk County “… is an amazing place to live! I am running (for Mayor) because I have respect for its citizens and want Norfolk to flourish.”
Bill Culver is a business owner and operator who lives in Walsh. With an extensive background in real estate, he knows “every community in all of Norfolk County from Clear Creek to Port Dover.” Bill was a Councilor for the Town of Simcoe from 1988-2000. He is currently the President of Venture Norfolk which helps entrepreneurs with provincial and federal funding as well as assisting them with starting and operating their own business.

Rotarian Janis Demmans and Bill Culver, Mayoral Candidate, County of Norfolk

His message to the Rotary Club was that elected people have to represent the people the best way that they can. They have to be responsive when the electorate attempts to communicate with them. Maintain respect in the council chamber and make sure council, staff and the taxpayers are communicating with each other. He acknowledges that he is not an engineer but questions the multi-million dollar solution to address the serious municipal water supply given the infrastructure already in place at Nanticoke and Townsend. He identified a West-East divide with the predominantly West rural/agricultural area feeling “neglected”.
There were several questions asked by Rotarians about such things a farm taxation, the new proposed strong Mayor legislation in Toronto and Ottawa, drugs, and the decaying downtowns,