Why did you choose to run for Council?
Community service. With my past and present involvement in over two dozen local groups and organizations for nearly five decades, my passion for my hometown of Quesnel is well-proven. With that, l continue to enjoy a strong interest in local government, through my 24 years on Town and City Hall management staff, to my ongoing fourth term as an elected Councillor.
What are your priorities or goals for the City of Quesnel?
Spending. I campaigned on sorting out the "fluff from the stuff" and favour spending priorities on essential core services and infrastructure. I continue to advocate for an alternate truck route for the benefit of our downtown, that will provide improved safety and air quality. I also favour changes to provincial legislation to enable more effective harmonization of taxation, representation, servicing and cost sharing between the City and our benefiting neighbouring rural areas.
What Council committees do you currently sit on?
- Executive Committee
- Public Safety and Policing
- Volunteer Citizen of the Year
- Heritage and Museum
What other community groups are you currently a member of?
- Rotary Club of Quesnel
- Board member - New Pathways to Gold Society
- Life member - Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society
- Royal Canadian Legion
- Johnston Neighbourhood Association
What makes you proud to live in Quesnel?
Our people, and our caring community spirit. We're all volunteers... it's in our nature.
What's your favourite place to experience nature in Quesnel?
Fish (Tzenzaicut) Lake - Where we never get skunked!