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About Cyndy Montana

I HAVE LIVED ON GRAND ISLAND FOR TWELVE YEARS.  I CAN’T IMAGINE A BETTER BALANCE OF SMALL TOWN COMMUNITY ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM BIG CITY ATTRIBUTES THAN THE BALANCE WE ENJOY HERE ON GRAND ISLAND.  I GREW UP ON A FARM IN A LITTLE TOWN IN QUEBEC AND WAS VERY NOMADIC IN MY TWENTIES AND HAVE LIVED IN MANY DIFFERENT CITIES.  MY HUSBAND, PETE, IS A PROUD ISLANDER, BORN AND BRED ON GRAND ISLAND AND HE IS THE ONE WHO BROUGHT ME HERE.  WE ARE SURROUNDED BY WATER, HAVE A LOW CRIME RATE, AN AMAZING SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND A UNIQUE CULTURE.  I COULDN’T THINK OF A BETTER COMMUNITY TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN, KAYLEE AND JAXEN, IN.  I HAVE FOUND MY FOREVER HOME. 

I AM VERY PROUD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM WHO HAS BEEN MOVING GRAND ISLAND FORWARD SINCE JANUARY 2016.  I AM RUNNING FOR TOWN COUNCIL BECAUSE I AM EXCITED ABOUT AL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING HERE. I ENJOYED BEING A PART OF THE TEAM THAT IS MOVING GRAND ISLAND FORWARD IN A SUPPORT ROLE, BUT WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THE GROUP THAT CONTINUES MOVING GRAND ISLAND IN A LEADERSHIP ROLE.  


I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN MANY VOLUNTEER CAPACITIES ON GRAND ISLAND.  I HAVE BEEN ROOM PARENT IN MY CHILDREN’S CLASSROOMS EVERY YEAR. I HAVE SAT ON THE PTA BOARDS IN SIDWAY, KAEGEBEIN AND JUST STEPPED DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF THE PTA COUNCIL. I WAS A VERY ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE KAEGEBEIN COMMUNITY PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE.  I HELPED ORGANIZE CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS DINNER THIS YEAR AND WAS VERY INVOLVED ON THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE WHEN WE WERE PLANNING THE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PROJECT FOR OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.  WORKING WITH OUR YOUTH AND MAKING THIS ISLAND SAFE AND ENJOYABLE FOR ALL AGES IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. 

I HAVE HAD A DIVERSE ARRAY OF CAREERS.  MY EDUCATION IS IN BUSINESS AND HOSPITALITY.  HOSPITALITY IS IN MY BLOOD AND I HAVE BEEN EVERYTHING FROM THE BAR MANAGER AT THE FOUR SEASONS DOWNTOWN TORONTO TO THE FRONT OFFICE MANAGER AT PRINCE OF WALES IN NIAGARA ON THE LAKE TO QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER FOR ONTARIO’S FINEST INNS & SPAS.  I HAVE ALSO DONE FUNDRAISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR A SHELTER FOR ABUSED WOMEN AND BROCK UNIVERSITY.  SINCE I MOVED TO GRAND ISLAND, WE HAVE BUILT TWO SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES FROM SCRATCH AND I WAS THE ASSISTANT TO THE SUPERVISOR ON GRAND ISLAND UNTIL I DECIDED TO RUN FOR OFFICE. 

THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR GRAND ISLAND AND ALL OF WNY.  I LOVE THIS TOWN AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF THE TEAM WHO WILL PLAN AND SHAPE THE FUTURE OF GRAND ISLAND SO IT CAN BE THE BEST IT CAN BE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE UNIQUE CULTURE OF THIS COMMUNITY. 

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candidate for grand island town council


  • Assistant to the Supervisor, ​Grand Island
  • Small business owner
  • Public Relations/Fundraising
  • Event Management
  • Quality Assurance Manager 
  • Hospitality