Electoral Area C includes Stillwater and Saltery Bay, Black Point, Lang Bay, Kelly Creek and areas from Whalen Road to Jervis Inlet. Three candidates are vying to fill the position currently held by retiring director Colin Palmer. Each was 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 Connie Keiver:
As a 40-year resident of Electoral Area C, I have been blessed to live, run a business and raise my family here. I and my family strongly believe in giving back to the community and have for years.
For the past seven years I have been Colin Palmer’s alternate director and have gained valuable experience and insight to how qathet Regional District works. I also was the organizer of the Powell River Emergency Fair in the spring of 2015 and was involved with the Emergency Support Services for many years.
We must look collectively toward the future and sustainability of our area. The issues of community safety, water management, environmental and land-use protection, requirements of our residents, development planning and fiscal responsibility are all areas of distinct concern. This will require input and collaboration from the community, along with careful management and planning.
Use your voice and vote.