Don Furniss

Secretary / Treasurer

How long have you been a Muskokan – I first vacationed in Muskoka in the mid 50’s, cottager since 1975 and permanent resident since 2004.

When did you join the Board of the Ratepayers – I joined the Board in 2020

What interested you in serving on the Ratepayers Board – I want to support the work the MRA does for all Muskoka Lakes Taxpayers, by ensuring the continuation of concise objective reporting on municipal activities in the township. I view this as especially  important with the decline in printed media coverage.

What do you believe is the most important issue we face here in Muskoka –  Maintaining a sustainable and enjoyable sense of place for all residents and visitors

What is your background – A mechanical engineer by training, who worked over 30 years for a multi-national chemical company, including stints as CEO of Canadian and Korean business units. I also served on Township council for 8 years – 4 as mayor.