Background: Marie Trainer was raised in Haldimand County where she married the “the boy next door” and together ran a successful business, Hagersville Tire Service for 25 years. Sadly, Marie Trainer lost her husband in 1979 and was left to raise three boys (who were 5, 7 and 11 at the time), run a business and take care of a cow/calf/beef operation alone. Marie Trainer managed to successfully balance motherhood, business and farming, with the help and support of her mother and mother-in-law.
Community: Marie has been actively involved in her community and she has become a much decorated citizen of the Haldimand Region. She is one of the founding members of the Caledonia Rotary Club, Cayuga Chamber of Commerce and the Hagersville Business Improvement Centre. She has been the chair and vice chair of several committees. Most notably, Marie Trainer has served as Mayor of the Haldimand County for 16 years. As Mayor she worked diligently to ensure Haldimand County would be debt free. At the end of her term, Haldimand was debt free and had $6 million dollars in reserve prior to amalgamation.
Future Goals: Marie believes that a child uneducated is a child lost; her desire is to develop funding sources in order to sustain: Liberty’s core programs, residential program (Refuge Place), and our scholarship fund. With her passion for at-risk youth combined with her vast experience Marie aims to make a big impact on the youth in our city.