Warren Beatty’s councillor candidate biography
I retired from the military in July 2012 after serving over 40 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) and started my second career in Port Alice with Neucel that same year. My wife and I chose to relocate to Port Alice and we purchased our home in 2013. My career in the military was primarily personnel related so making the move to Human Resources Management in the private sector seemed like a good fit. I hold a Diploma in Human Resources Management and a Certificate in Management from the University of Winnipeg and I am a graduate of the Joint Reserve Command and Staff Course and the Advanced Military Studies Program from the Canadian Forces College in Toronto.
I grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan similar in size to Port Alice. My family was very involved in the town’s service organizations and municipal government and I learned at an early age how important community service is. Throughout my career in the military, we have had the opportunity to live in many different communities. I was involved in various community activities as a volunteer coach/leader. I also have held leadership roles in those communities as Deputy Mayor and President of a local service organization very similar to the Lions or Rotary. I am currently the President of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion; I also sit on the Board of Directors of Community Futures Mount Waddington, and I have sat as a member of a number of committees and Working Groups focused on employment on the North Island.
I have decided to run for Councilor as I believe Port Alice needs strong leadership if we are to make progress in spite of the uncertainty of our current economic situation. I am fiscally conservative and I can provide a different view on issues affecting the Village. I believe in open and transparent government and keeping the residents of Port Alice informed of the state of affairs through information notices or if relevant, Town Hall meetings. I also believe that all segments of our population need a voice. In our current situation your representative on council must be able to be fully engaged and able to make hard decisions – I fully believe that given my background and experience, I can.