To the residents of our great city, I wish to express my sincere thank you for the continued trust and faith placed in me. It is an honour and a privilege to be the mayor of Parksville and I am sincerely humbled by your support.
I promise to be worthy of this support and look forward to working with Parksville residents and your new council in the years ahead.
To some of the candidates, the result may not be as you wished. Regardless, you have every reason to be proud of your effort and commitment to our city. It takes great courage to stand up for your beliefs and put yourself before the public. I know I can speak on behalf of all of our residents in expressing our sincere thank you for your passion for Parksville.
To outgoing councillor Teresa Patterson, you have served our community for six years, winning back-to-back elections and you should be most proud of your accomplishments. Please be assured that the example you set for your children and for the next generation will be carried forward on your behalf. Thank you for your service.
To the new members of council and the returning incumbents, there is a lot of work to be done. Each of us brings a unique perspective to council and as your mayor, I will work to ensure that council has every opportunity to express views and take an active role in shaping the future of our city.
I look forward to sharing the work with council, our capable staff and with the people of Parksville.