James Derry has lived in the Comox Valley for 35 years. For at least 25 of those years he has been a property owner in Regional District C.
Over the years James has seen many changes to the Valley including a population which has increased dramatically. Like many people, James has enjoyed the fruits of development and commercial diversity. However, it has also concerned him, particularly the challenges regarding the borders of the Puntledge – Black Creek area.
James has the education and experience to represent voters.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg, holds a certificate from an industrial course at Malaspina College which led to experience in the mining and natural resource industries. Mr. Derry is now an ITA-registered Red Seal chef. Volunteer participation is important to him as well. Besides teaching Canadian Citizenship classes and founding The Dominion History Project, James has been on the board of the Comox Valley Multicultural and Immigrant Support Society, the Courtenay Canada Day Committee, North Vancouver Island Chefs Association, and The Alberni Project Society. Presently, James works for the Canadian Mental Health Association as the Chef Instructor for the Peppermill Meal Programme.
Government, private industry, tourism, and small business ownership have all been part of his work experience.
James can be reached at 250-338-2720, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his Facebook page: /jamesderry2014 throughout the campaign.