‘Inform, engage, involve’ themes of candidate for Cumberland council

Roger Kishi filed nomination papers this week with the Village of Cumberland for the position of councillor.

Roger Kishi filed nomination papers this week with the Village of Cumberland for the position of councillor.“Inform, engage, involve. These are the central themes of why I am running in this election,” said Kishi. “I will build community input and engagement process(es) in the Village of Cumberland, and work towards positive outcomes for our community.”Kishi has participated in several local government activities the past few years, the City of Courtenay Mayor’s Task Force on Breaking the Cycle of Mental Illness, Addictions and Homelessness in the Comox Valley, Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy, Village of Cumberland Solid Waste Management Task Force, Comox Valley Regional District Housing and Homelessness Standing Committee and Village of Cumberland Liquid Waste Management Plan Public Advisory Committee.Kishi has worked at the Wachiay Friendship Centre in Courtenay since 2005, and currently works as Program Director and Health Partnerships.He moved to Cumberland in 2000, to be with his partner Catherine Bell, who was Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North from 2006 to 2008.“Cumberland faces many challenges in the future, water, sewers, development,” added Kishi. “But I believe that by working together, we can create positive opportunities, and become an example for the Comox Valley and beyond.”For more information, follow Roger’s campaign at www.roger4cumberland.ca or on Facebook at Roger4CumberlandCouncil.— Roger Kishi

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