The race to fill the qathet Regional District Area D (Texada Island) director seat in the upcoming municipal election (October 15) features three candidates: Tom Read, Sandy McCormick and Rebecca Hathaway.
The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you to serve as director for Area D?
Here is the response from Tom Read:
I have been a full-time resident of Texada Island for 22 years, deeply involved in my community, and am well-qualified through volunteer and leadership experience.
I’m an informed, outspoken citizen who has monitored the regional district for 21 years, and attended countless meetings.
My two decades of volunteering in support of our community and region include: Texada Better at Home (coordinator; four years to present), helping seniors to stay on Texada; Texada Food Hub (co-founder/coordinator; 10 years to present), strengthening food security; Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society (co-founder/secretary; four years), supporting Texada artists and tourism businesses; Texada Island Community Society (nine years as secretary, member 20 years) community volunteer; Texada Library (volunteer nine years) librarian and project manager for library floor space expansion.
My experience also includes: Texada Official Community Plan Advisory Committee, 2002 to 2005, land use, commercial policies; Texada Chamber of Commerce (executive; 15 years), transportation, economic development plans; Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232 (executive, five years; member 16 years), helped revitalize our legion; qathet Climate Alliance (member, four years), proposals for adapting to climate change, divesting from fossil fuels, developing a local food system and implementing ecologically-based forestry practices.
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