Anglin steps aside from Chamber of Commerce to run for Courtenay council

Bill Anglin, the vice-chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, has taken a leave of absence to run for Courtenay council.

Bill Anglin, the vice-chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, has taken a leave of absence to run for one of the six Courtenay City council seats on Nov. 19.

“Stepping back from my role at the Chamber was a difficult decision, but one that allows me to dedicate the time and energy necessary to earn the right to represent the people of Courtenay.”

Although this is his first time running in an election, Anglin said, “I’m a newcomer to public office, but I have spent considerable time attending council meetings and hearings over the past three years.

“I also have a solid understanding of land use issues and budgetary matters from a both a business and taxpayer’s perspective. I feel fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with many of the current elected officials on numerous issues and understand the challenges of representing the citizens of our city.”

After serving in the Air Force for 25 years, Anglin retired to the Comox Valley and began the next phase of his life, focusing on a career in business. As a longtime, active volunteer, Anglin has sat on numerous boards and currently serves as the foundation chair for Comox Rotary.

“My goal is to provide a balanced prospective to the issues important for our city’s prosperity, not just for the next three years but for the future. As a council we have to be responsible and accountable to the taxpayers of our city.

“It’s critical to remember that the money that we are spending belongs to the residents of Courtenay. They work hard to earn the money and we have to work even harder to ensure that they get full value for every dollar.”

Bill can be reached at 250-334-8484, www.facebook.comvotebillanglin or at billanglin@telus.net.

— Bill Anglin