Electoral Area B includes properties outside of City of Powell River on Covey, Nootka and Tanner streets, Paradise Valley and areas east of the city out to Whalen Road. Tla’amin Nation lands are not included in Area B. Its three candidates were asked to submit a short bio and tell residents why they deserve support in the general election on Saturday, October 20.
Here is the response from Mark A. Gisborne:
I was born and raised in Powell River and developed an active interest in our local government. Our world is changing rapidly and my generation is needed to step up and help with that transition.
Technology, demographics, economics, agriculture and lifestyles are just a few examples driving the changes in our area. Area B will have a new elected director for the first time in 31 years, and afresh voice is needed to carry on, a voice that will protect and promote our rural lifestyle.
If we wish to maintain this paradise, we need someone who understands this new age, and is well aware of the history that brought us here. I know the history, I know the area, and I know the people.
I will care for this community as I care for my family.