Eighteen candidates have entered the race to fill six City of Powell River Council seats. The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you to be a City of Powell River councillor?
Here is the response from Jason Hygaard:
Choose me for city councillor because I want to take an active role in keeping our community secure, prosperous and beautiful.
I will honorably accept the responsibility to listen and consider the perspectives and needs of the community, and represent those values in all decisions. I have the aptitude and motivation to lead, listen and positively collaborate to ensure that the wishes, needs and rights of our citizens are effectively and efficiently achieved.
I am a veteran. I am educated and experienced as a civil-military cooperation liaison sergeant, engaging with key leaders in communities foreign and domestic, facilitating dialog in very intense political and social environments.
I believe my background has given me the skills and knowledge to cooperate positively and effectively in difficult city matters. I’ve felt the calling to rise to action again in service to the community.
I’m ready to contribute with integrity and enthusiasm, for the leadership of this great City of Powell River.
General election day is October 15. Read all Peak election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.