Rural Director Candidate: Bill Baird running in Area E

Regional District Kootenay Boundary (Area E): Baird, Bill – Rural Director Candidate

Bill Baird

It’s hard to believe its election time again. It’s a stressful time for all those who have let their name stand for office. Good luck to all. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. I obviously enjoy doing the job or I wouldn’t subject myself to an election every three years.

For those of you who don’t know me I have lived here for 30 years with my wife Sue. We have three children and six grandchildren. I was chair of the RDKB and have been chair of all of the RDKBs committees at one time or another as well as serving four years with BC Assessment Authority acting as vice chair and chair. I was also fortunate enough to be elected onto the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government and served as president.

Some of my goals for this term—work with our communities and governments to implement our recommendations coming from the Kettle River Water Shed study. Continue to look for grants supporting various community projects. I will continue to work with the Boundary Economic Development Committee to bring a Visitors centre to Rock Creek and Beaverdell.

Tourism is great but we need more non-seasonal jobs in our area and to this end I will continue to work with anyone who wants to bring jobs to our area. The Midway mill, once again, is an example of what can be done if we all pull together. After being involved with local government for as long as I have I have made many friends in the provincial government and I use this to my advantage. I have worked hard for my constituents and if elected again I will continue to serve you to the best of my ability.

 

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