Mayoral candidate: Gaby Wickstrom, Town of Port McNeill

Town of Port McNeill: Wickstrom, Gaby — Mayor candidate

  • Oct. 23, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Gaby Wickstrom

Gaby Wickstrom

I have lived in Port McNeill for 19 years; have operated my business for 12 years, served two terms on council and recently obtained a certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Royal Roads University

My desire is to work together with Council to utilize everyone’s strengths and expertise in order to build Port McNeill’s future. One area I want to work together on is the recruitment and retention of residents. Internet connectivity is also a high priority and I want to work jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Regional District to see us become a competitive destination in which to live and do business.

Young people are also in my view. They are the future of our community. They need to know their issues are important to us. We’ll seek to engage them on their level, gather information in a setting that is comfortable to them and work with youth to move their ideas forward.

I support not only the resource-based industries, but also small business and tourism-based businesses. We must actively pursue economic development, thereby expanding our tax base. We need to build towards a future where we have reserves for the necessary upgrades or any emergencies that arise.

I have a passion for Port McNeill and love living here. I feel I’m the right person for the position of Mayor because one of the greatest strengths I bring is the ability to work as a team.

Let’s move Port McNeill forward together!