1. How long have you lived here?
Lived in Cache Creek for 42 years.
2. What is your occupation?
Retired Greyhound Bus Driver, husband and father of four children, currently serving as Mayor of Cache Creek.
3. Have you done any volunteer work here?
Attending many community events and meetings both here and provincially is more than full time work. I do my best to represent the Village whenever possible and make this a personal priority. I have received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service.
4. Have you served on a town council before?
Presently serving my eighth term as Mayor and as Cache Creek’s representative at the TNRD. Served as President of the Union of BC Municipalities, Chair of the TNRD, and on many other organizations which assist in raising the profile of Cache Creek. I have received the highest certificate awarded by the Local Government Leadership Academy.
5. Which issues are most important to you?
The number one priority for Cache Creek is Economic Development. I am pleased to support the expansion of the Cache Creek Landfill, the mining exploration at 17 mile, work with developers and builders, and support local businesses to the best extent possible. I have worked hard to ensure the success of the methane power generation project, and to attract new businesses.
We have the lowest tax rates in the region.
We continue to work to improve the appearance of the community, increase opportunities for activities like free swimming, free fitness center, new library, youth group, movie nights and ball hockey. Park projects include renovation of the playground, outdoor fitness equipment, solar panels at the pool, and the walkway expansion. We have also accomplished a major water treatment upgrade. We have a road project currently underway.
Council has maintained a zero debt fiscal environment. We have established a Landfill Legacy Reserve which enhances our financial security for years to come. Our recent Volunteer Appreciation event showed how strongly the residents support the community. I will continue to advocate for improved health care and other services for our community by working with regional partners and being a strong voice both at home and at the provincial and national level through relationships with key decision makers. I will make sure Council has clear strategies to move the Village forward.