Cumberland mayor to speak at Comox Tomorrow public forum

Do you have a vision for the Town of Comox? Have you had ideas about your community, but were uncertain about how to share them?

The next municipal election will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20. It’s time to start thinking about how you can play an active part in shaping the future of Comox.

A public forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Comox Golf Club will discuss how you can make an important contribution to the democratic process and have a positive impact on your community.

The forum’s featured speaker is Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird, who has served an an elected official in the village of Cumberland for the last 28 continuous years. She was first elected to council in 1990 and as mayor in 2011.

Baird will explain the role and responsibilities of a municipal council member, why she has devoted so much of her life to public office and how she balances her political and personal lives.

There will also be a question-and-answer period following her presentation.

A citizen group calling itself Comox Tomorrow has organized the forum. It is one of two citizen groups in Comox working to improve voter turnout and encourage residents to consider running for office.

“We need citizens and candidates with vision who will help us build the Comox of tomorrow,” said Ken McDonald, a spokesman for the group.

“If you are thinking about taking an active role in this fall’s election campaigns, or even running for office yourself, this is a must-attend session for information and, potentially, for support.”

To learn more about the event and Comox Tomorrow go to their Facebook page.

For more information, please contact Ken McDonald at 250-890-1954 or via email at KenRMcDonald@iCloud.com.

Just Posted

Courtenay voter taking it to the streets

Sarah Henckel-Sutmoller made her own election sign Saturday afternoon.

Basket raffle a Comox Valley Child Development Association Children’s Telethon tradition

One-stop Christmas shopping with Winner Takes All Basket rffle

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Golden anniversary for G.P. Vanier Thursday

It was a day of celebration for students, educators and administrators past… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

Most Read