Alfie Trill – Ashcroft mayor candidate
Question: How long have you lived in your community?
A: 32 years in Ashcroft
Question: What is your occupation?
A: Journeyman carpenter
Question: Have you done any volunteer work here? Which group(s)?
A: Serve as Deacon at Sage Hills E. Free on Mesa Vista, CUPE Local 173 President serving 6 years Ashcroft/Cache Creek/Lytton/Lillooet/Clinton/Gold Bridge SD74 and District of Lillooet Municipal Employees. Coach 3 years: South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association.
Question: Have you served before in municipal government or on a Board of School Trustees? If yes, where, when, and for how long?
A: Ashcroft Councillor 2005-08 and 2014-18
Question: Which issues are most important to you?
A: Bring back Seniors Property Tax Discount; Ashcroft Terminal; Health care; Housing; Ashcroft Land Development; Focus on effective community services; work with community collaboratively; improve communication with community; be a recreation advocate.
Question: How would you address them?
A: I was the only one on Council who opposed striping Seniors Property Tax Discount, which is why I am running for Mayor.
Through Ashcroft’s new 2018 Official Community Plan (OCP), I will move all of these forward as action items to Ashcroft’s council table and work along with staff, community, business, recreation and service groups to see changes happen. Council gives direction, but staff and community involvement effect change.
Question: Additional comments?
A: As Mayor, I would give Positive Leadership to our all new Council and move Ashcroft’s needs for fair taxes and good services to the top of our agenda. We need to support groups in town that serve our community.
Council can be Ashcroft’s voice to all levels of government. We will listen to our businesses and their concerns for how to make them more successful, which will mean jobs for citizens.
We have continuing challenges but with leadership, planning, implementation and Council teaming up with the whole community, we will “Stand Strong.”