Name: Leif Wergeland
Occupation: Semi retired businessman
Describe your relevant background:
Having spent my first 20 years growing up on a family farm, I have an understanding of many farming issues. I operated a successful business in the region for 25 years and as such have good understand of financial management and stewardship.
I have chaired and served on various boards and committees over the years (and private school; PCS, youth organizations, seniors groups, church boards, and relief organizations). I have been Saanich Councillor and CRD Director for many years.
How would you be a beneficial voice on Saanich council?
Because I have served on council and CRD for a number of years, I understand many of the issues. I understand the importance of working effectively with stakeholders (community staff, council. etc.) if community concerns are to be heard and acted upon.
I understand the importance of budgeting and spending within that budget. I believe in sustainability and the balance between social, environmental and economic interests. I believe in consulting with residents and stakeholders as we plan for the future. I have a strong belief in fairness and common sense and have found that most people of all ages and walks appreciate and understand those values.
What is your campaign slogan or guiding principle?
1. Building Together. 2. Planning, protecting, and preserving for the next generation.