I will be seeking re-election in this fall’s municipal election.
It has been a privilege to serve all of the citizens of Courtenay over the past three years and look forward to doing so again over the next term.
After completing my first term, I realized that there is still much left to be accomplished. It is always challenging when first elected to get up to speed. I know; I hit the ground running and have been working hard ever since. The time I have spent at council and representing the city at the regional district has given me a much greater community perspective.
One of the things I’m most proud of is the time I’ve spent working with the DCBIA to invigorate the downtown core. There is a new energy and a commitment to working together to make our downtown the best possible place to work, shop and play. The city has grown from a small town to more of a mid-sized, robust centre of both economic and cultural opportunity. We have had to chart new courses and ensure that we stay relevant and progressive in dealing with our constituents. The foundations have been laid and I look forward to building the organization to respond to our citizens over the coming term.
The biggest thing I bring to the table is a balanced outlook.
I always examine how each decision will affect the community as a whole; both now as well as the future. Being a grandparent strengthens my resolve to promote sustainable growth for our community so that our children and our children’s children can live and work here too.
I work hard to scrutinize the costs that we incur to provide the services our citizens expect and deserve. Affordability is a key message I hear when speaking to people in the community. Finding value in each dollar is important, not just in what we do but also how we do it. And I’ll continue to work finding ways to do things better.
I’d like to thank everyone for their support over the past three years and if re-elected I’ll keep working hard on your behalf.
Bill can be reached at 250-334-8484 or email@example.com.