A Summerland businessman has taken up the challenge thrown down by Mayor Janice Perrino.
John Dorn has announced his intention for running for Summerland Council in the November 15 Municipal Election.
Dorn says during this spring’s public hearings on the Summerland Urban Growth Plan, faced with audiences that voiced displeasure over council’s promotion of the “land swap,” the mayor issued a challenge...“If you do no like what we are doing, then run for council.”
It was at that point Dorn says he decided to stand for election.
Dorn and his wife moved to Summerland in 2006.
He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and is self-employed. He and his wife Laurinda have two adult children.
“Good paying jobs in Summerland should be our priority. We need to construct the right conditions to attract self-employed people and their families. Council must also foster an economic climate that enables current businesses to expand,” says Dorn.
“It was evident at the recent public hearings, that there are a lot of clever Summerlanders who could help achieve these goals if they felt their contributions were appreciated by council.”
Dorn has a long record of community involvement.
He is currently Past President of the Summerland Legion and the K-40 Club. He is presently the President of the Summerland Youth Centre Association. The Kinsmen Club of Canada honoured him with a “Life Membership” for his contribution to the Club and community.
The Dorn campaign is announcing a fund raiser dinner with entertainment at the Summerland Legion on Saturday October 4 at 6PM. Tickets are $20 and are available in advance at the Legion.
Residents in Summerland go to the polls Nov. 15.