Patterson takes another run at Parksville city council seat

Local businesswoman did serve two terms as city councillor prior to this most recent council

  • Oct. 2, 2014 7:00 a.m.

Teresa Patterson has previously served two terms on Parksville city council and she is going to run for a seat again on Nov. 15.

Born in B.C., the Island has been Patterson’s home for over 20 years.

“I am running for council as the voice of the people,” she said in a bio and news release sent to The NEWS. “I have been an active Rotarian, and involved in two chambers in the community and my work includes owning a restaurant and paying a living wage.”

Patterson, who has raised two children in Parksville, said she supports youth activities and wants to promote and grow the city’s sport and recreation facilities. “Our diversity in Parksville can be a source of strength and we must ensure that economic and social development keeps pace with new construction,” she said. “Our aging demographics stipulates that we offer a safe community with proper health service providers. With that said, we need a community that welcomes young families with employment and a safe, friendly place to raise children.”

Understanding of transportation, roads, water, sewer and infrastructure are the basics of being a city councillor, said Patterson.

Are you running for office on Nov. 15? Let our readers know by sending 200 words or less about yourself and why you are running, along with a head-and-shoulders photo, to:

editor@pqbnews.com

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