Mayoral candidate: Richard Atwell

District of Saanich: Richard Atwell, mayoral candidate

  • Oct. 17, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Saanich mayoral candidate Richard Atwell.

Name: Richard Atwell

Age: 44

Occupation: Software Engineer

Describe your relevant background:

I have dedicated the last several years of my life to local and regional initiatives as a member of different boards and I’ve built my reputation on critical thinking, particularly during past two years with my involvement as a Director of the Sewage Treatment Action Group advocating on behalf of citizens.

My career with Apple and Motorola gave me the opportunity to work under some of the world’s top business leaders. I pride myself on modelling my leadership style after these visionaries who understand that only by innovating, developing best practices and using a collaborative approach can desirable outcomes be achieved.

I will bring my successful business experience, a thorough understanding of local issues, and proven leadership skills to the office of mayor.

How would you be a beneficial voice on Saanich council?

I want to build a vision for Saanich; a vision that is created through open governance and the creation of a citizen’s council. My vision is to create a place where our citizens will thrive, where businesses can grow and where our neighbourhoods will flourish. For example: family-centred villages; sports and entertainment venues for all residents to enjoy.

We must also build on our local food culture through our schools and communities in and around Saanich. This is a vitally important investment in our local economy and public health.

Innovative urban development, affordable sewage treatment, transportation improvements, protecting our agriculture and environment – these are important issues that we need to start working on now – together – to find realistic and long-term solutions.

The #1 safety issue, the Trans Canada Highway at McKenzie Avenue, must be a top priority. I will work to get this back on the table with our federal, provincial and municipal counterparts.

I am committed to working together with Saanich residents to bring about financially sound decisions; to look at current long-standing problems and find sustainable solutions to them; and I am committed to working collaboratively with our neighbouring municipalities and senior governments.

What is your campaign slogan or guiding principle?

It’s Time for Change.

Website: richardatwell.com

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/Richard.Atwell.Saanich

Twitter: @AtwellRichard

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