God in heaven, we pause to give You thanks for Jim McDonnell today. As we consider his record of service and community involvement we see the humble heart of a servant leader. We ask that as he serves as a government member that You would help him to continue to walk with grace and humility as he serves his constituents and the people of Ontario. Bless his life, relationships and those who support his day to day work. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen…….
Jim McDonell was born and raised on a dairy farm in Glengarry County. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, he worked with Bell Canada for 32 years in planning, engineering and supervisory roles. Jim has been actively involved in the community for over 27 years, dedicating his time to the Williamstown Fair, the Char-Lan Minor Soccer and Minor Hockey Associations, the Glengarry Kinsmen Club, and the Glengarry Border Hockey League. Jim and his wife Margie live in South Glengarry Township where they raised their family of three. Jim served 3 terms as a municipal councilor in Charlottenburgh and South Glengarry Townships, and was elected Mayor of South Glengarry in 2003, 2006, and 2010. Jim is currently the Parliamentary Assistant for Municipal Affairs.