Mayoral candidate: Shirley Ackland, Town of Port McNeill

Town of Port McNeill: Ackland, Shirley — Mayor candidate

  • Oct. 23, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Shirley Ackland

Hello friends and neighbours:

I am running for mayor of Port McNeill in the upcoming civic election.

I have been a councillor for the past six years and deputy mayor for the last three. I have been responsible for nine portfolios, and this apprenticeship has provided a wealth of experience. I am ready to take on the challenges and responsibilities as your mayor.

As a college educator, president of minor hockey for ten years, a founding member of Huckleberry House Co-op Preschool, and small business owner, I have built a wide network, and I have made lifelong connections with people in all areas of our community.

To take advantage of every opportunity and to move forward successfully, we need strong leadership and vision. My leadership plan includes economic development, community planning, careful administration, building strong partnerships, and much more:  Expanding our community forest – recruiting medical specialists – increasing post-secondary training – improving our access to high-speed internet, and growing our bus service. Successful economic development is a complex, multi-layered process that requires a thoughtful, measured approach.

I came to Port McNeill 35 years ago — it was a job that originally brought me to the North Island, but it is the people and the relationships I have built that have kept me here. I would be thrilled to have your support and, as mayor, continue my work in this community we call home.

Sincerely,

Shirley Ackland

 

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