Area C Director and CVRD board chair Edwin Grieve faces re-election this time. Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Edwin is known as a friendly, helpful hardware salesman and for his involvement in music and organizing community events.
As a volunteer, he chairs the annual July 1st celebrations, was a Musicfest director, organizes the Simms Park Summer Music Program, and helps produce the Child Development Telethon. In addition to his other accolades Edwin was declared a Freeman of the City of Courtenay before he got into politics.
Once elected, he put his people skills and slogan ‘working with people’ into action, introducing the concept to the Comox Valley Regional Board, which quickly recognized his talent and elected him chair.
“Six years on the board and my four years as chair have taught me a few things,” said Grieve. “In order to move forward on the issues and projects facing the region, elected officials need access to the best information, and also be willing to talk openly and honestly with one another in an atmosphere of respect and decorum.”
Co-operation, not confrontation, is the best way to get good decisions, he adds. “Although we may not all agree on every issue, there needs to be the feeling that everyone has been heard and their opinions validated. This is ‘Working with People’. This is what I believe in.”
For Edwin’s views on issues facing the Comox Valley, visit his website www.edwingrieve.com and ‘Re-elect Edwin Grieve’ on Facebook.
He can be reached via email at email@example.com throughout the campaign.