Council candidate: Shelley Downey, Town of Port McNeill

Town of Port McNeill: Downey, Shelley — council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Shelley Downey

I served two terms as a councillor prior to challenging Mayor Furney for his seat last election. My platform was based around Planning, Communication and Recreation and I believe these still have merit. Communication needs were pointed out on the recent economic development survey. Improved online marketing of Port McNeill by all local businesses and organizations was a priority. This includes our Town of Port McNeill webpage. Webpages are a communication tool. Recreation was a priority for seniors, youth and families last election and the recent Economic Development survey results confirm this.

Planning must be an integral part of council’s business. Our swimming pool has been listed on the five-year plan for a number of years now but keeps getting deferred to the following year. To address these, we need a vision and a plan for our town.

As you prepare to vote, consider this: over 50 years ago, a few men with a vision is how this community came to be. Is it time for a new vision? I believe it is and that is where my heart is … to see Port McNeill grow and prosper. That means improved internet, improved on-line presence, exploring the possibility of new facilities for recreation and all the while, being cognizant of the resources, industries and businesses that allow us to enjoy the lifestyle we have here. The process was started with the economic development study this spring and continues today as we all prepare to vote in a new mayor and council.

 

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