- City of Quinte West Mayor 2014-present
- Member Eastern Ontario Mayors' Committee
- Chair of the Public Works Committee
- Member of Lower Trent Conservation
- Vice-Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee
- Member of Quinte West Committee of Adjustment
- City of Quinte West Councillor 1997-2014
- Past Chair of the Quinte West Police Services Board
- Past Chair of Lower Trent Conservation
- Past member of the Board of Directors and President of Ontario Good Roads Association
- Murray Township Deputy Reeve 1991-1997
- Born and raised in Brighton, Ontario
- Graduated from East Northumberland Secondary School
- Bachelor of Science from Trent University
- Masters in Education from University of Toronto
- Retired after 35 years in the education field with 33 years as Elementary School Principal
- Life-long farmer of beef cows and cash crops in Murray Ward
- Married to Jane who is a retired elementary school teacher and life-long Murray resident
- Daughter Ann is married to Bob Caldwell and they have 2 children, Jacob and Elizabeth
- Son Jeff and wife Janie Harrison have 4 children, Michael, Rachel, Brian and Charlie
Trent Port Marina and Dock Expansion
New Trenton Fire Hall #1
New Quinte West Operations (Public Works) Centre
Quinte West Police Station... Coming Soon
QW Wastewater and Sewer Improvements (Trenton and Frankford)
Montrose Water Diversion
Centennial Park Baseball Diamond and Soccer Field with Lights
Internet Improvements via Eastern Ontario Rural Network (EORN)
Quinte West Rural Road and Bridge Improvements
Wifi (Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens and Trent Port Marina)
Quinte West Regional Hospice... Coming Soon (Near Bayside High School)
Jim's Goals to Help us Continue to Move Forward
- Continue to help improve the services at Trenton Memorial Hospital such as Dialysis.
- Continue to actively work with the doctor recruitment program.
- Work with Quinte Hospice to build a 6 unit hospice to serve the Bay of Quinte Region at Bayside.
- Continue to Improve Quinte West's infrastructure especially roads. For example, King Street resurfacing and restructuring underground services for a total cost of $2.2 million in 2019.
- Continue lobbying the provincial government to expand nautral gas in our rural areas.
- Support the economic program, regional marketing and elevate plus program.
- Expand the Broadband internet to all regions.
- Continue to attract good paying jobs and business investment.
- Continue our good rapport with our military and support the military resource centre recognizing the economic impact the military has on our city.
- Continue our affordable housing strategy.
- Represent and address the urban and rural issues of our city.
- Continue with the vibrant Transportation Master Plan - Bike Lanes and Wider Roads (for Bikes and Farm Equipment)