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City of Powell River mayoral candidate: CaroleAnn Leishman

"It’s time to move beyond the status quo and 'business-as-usual' mentality to be bolder, more innovative and creative in our approaches." ~ CaroleAnn Leishman
CaroleAnn Leishman is seeking to sit in the mayor's chair at the City of Powell River Council table.

City of Powell River residents will choose from three options for mayor when filling out ballots on October 15, or earlier if opting for advanced voting.

The Peak asked each candidate why voters should choose them to succeed outgoing mayor Dave Formosa.

Here is the response from CaroleAnn Leishman:

With two successful terms (eight years) as a city councillor in Powell River and having focused most of my adult life on making things better in our town, I want to continue to give back to our community.

Being born and raised here, I embrace continuing to learn and grow to be the best leader I can be. I want to shift how we run our government, so we are more inclusive, accessible and attract a more diverse representation of our residents to become civically engaged.

I will prioritize: our relationship with the ɬəʔamen nation; action on the climate emergency; create housing that is affordable and meets the needs of all; and continue to work closely with youth and seniors so they can stay in this community and age in place.

I recognize the closure of the mill hit many members of our community hard and I commit to diligently attracting new businesses to locate here while promoting retraining opportunities for former mill employees.

It’s time to move beyond the status quo and “business-as-usual” mentality to be bolder, more innovative and creative in our approaches.

A vote for me on election day is a vote for community, action and leadership.

General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at


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