Ryan's Blog

Economic and Cultural Development with our Sister City Gunpo

From April 18-28, a delegation from the City of Belleville, lead by Mayor Mitch Panciuk, visited Sister City Gunpo, South Korea.  This was the Mayor’s idea to further our 23 year friendship with Gunpo, and we were fortunate to be able to join the ceremonial and economic effort.  The ...

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Pop-Ups on the Bay this Summer

  Victoria Harbour will have its waterfront activated this summer with the launch of Pop-Ups on the Bay that will see four Belleville entrepreneurs launch businesses in Victoria Park including Andrew Twigg and Crusing Canoes who is launching SUP, kayak, and canoe rentals and pontoon boat tours, David Pickett ...

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A Capital Riddle

Having sat through my first Capital Budget as a Councillor, there are some very real facts that you as the public should know from the inside. #1 There are a lot of problems to solve and very little money to pay for it. Council passed a $39 million capital ...

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Economic Committee for Belleville Coming to Council

I ran on a platform: Innovate Belleville, to look at way to which we can spark new economic development in the city, and make sure that we are generating more revenue to alleviate the burden of our existing tax base so that taxes stay constant and we can pay ...

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Belleville Waterfront and Downtown Pop Up Project

Throughout my campaign I heard from families about the need to encourage activities for our youth and all citizens on our incredible waterfront and downtown. We need to encourage entrepreneurs to start waterfront and downtown pop-up businesses that would offer activities such as kayak and SUP rental, boat tours, ...

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The Canadian Rural Innovation Summit

The whirlwind that was the municipal election allowed many of us to focus on a future for Belleville and for the region we all want to lead. This was seen from Mayor-Elect Panciuk, and from an incredible slate of candidates, some successful, and some not. To all of you ...

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Innovate Belleville

Ryan Williams, Past Chair of QuinteVation, and Rob Clute, Executive Director (Photo Credit, Johnny Lam, from Watershed Magazine Spring Edition) In the first year of council I hope that if elected we would develop a new 12-year strategic plan and vision. This vision could be many things, but I ...

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Innovation Not Just About Jobs

I picked my campaign theme, Innovate Belleville, not just because of my belief of diversified economic development and amplifying the work we have done with QuinteVation and rural innovation in Belleville, but because innovation also means a refresh and relook at how we do things at city hall including ...

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My Bio

I was born and raised in the Quinte region with family roots dating back as far as the 1840’s. I feel blessed to be able to raise my own family in Belleville. I have been married for 9 years to my amazing wife Allyson who was raised in Thunder ...

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