ELECTION 2014: Andy Adams running for mayor of Campbell River
Coun. Andy Adams announced his candidacy for mayor this morning.
"I am seeking the position of mayor to provide a positive and professional image for our community, and leadership to work with council, city staff, our First Nation partners and all levels of government," Adams said. "I will guide council to work together in developing a clear vision of what we want to do and how we are going to get there….together. We must be focused, positive, professional and credible."
Focused, positive, professional and credible are going to be key words of Adams' campaign, he said.
"I will draw on the strengths and expertise of council, mentor and delegate to enable all members of Council to be contributing members of a team," Adams said. "Council and City Hall must reach out and engage the community at large, whether it be community groups or individuals to ensure that we grow and prosper. We have had significant challenges over the past three years in retaining and recruiting staff due to lack of support and leadership from some of our elected officials. As with any organization there is always room for improvement, and a review of structure and roles to ensure that we are providing the best value for tax dollars at City Hall will be done."
Incumbent mayor Walter Jakeway has already announced he intends to seek re-election.
Watch this space and Campbell River Mirror's Friday edition for more.