Kirk Oates is running for Parksville city council on Nov. 15.
“I will work to create inclusive relationships with residents, community groups and our regional neighbours by promoting the respectful dialogue that is so necessary,” Oates said in a news release. “I stand for open and transparent government and a balanced approach that is responsive to the people of Parksville. Over the next four years, council will face challenges that require thoughtful and well informed decision making in the best interest of the whole community. I will listen and then act. I am an experienced negotiator with skills in problem solving, conflict resolution and community building. Our community will come together by building these relationships.”
Oates said he is a former town councillor in Bon Accord, Alberta. “I bring the necessary skills and I have a proven track record with a strong focus on collaboration between the various levels of government. I understand that this job is all about the people. I have extensive experience working with people and am comfortable from the grassroots to the boardroom. I have the skills, integrity and enthusiasm necessary and the strong desire to give back to the community I have come to love. I would be honoured to serve and respectfully ask for your support on Nov. 15.”