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 Ron Woznow:
Ron Woznow began visiting Powell River 30 years ago and has called Powell River home since 2011. He has 35 years of executive and board experience; a career that has revolved around leadership, team building and strategic negotiations with all levels of government.
Ron believes in community service. For the past decade he has been involved with numerous Powell River organizations, including the First Credit Union and the library.
Currently he is president of the Westview Ratepayers Society and the Senior Citizens Association. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Powell River Sport Fishing Advisory Committee.
“As mayor I would: Implement fiscally responsible checks and balances at city hall; ensure careful examination of all new capital projects that will add to the city’s long-term debt; streamline the permit and development process with zero tolerance for favouritism; and I will ensure there is total transparency in all city hall dealings.”
A family man, Ron’s children and grandchildren visit regularly. He is an avid fisherman with a passion for the natural beauty of the qathet region.
“I am committed to using my leadership experience and skills to lead the change our city needs to grow and prosper.”
General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.