Coun. Ron Kerr is seeking a second term on city council.

ELECTION 2014: Ron Kerr seeks re-election to city council

CITY OF CAMPBELL RIVER: Kerr, Ron – Councillor Candidate

City Councillor Ron Kerr is running for re-election.

Kerr officially announced his decision this week, saying he is dedicated to growing Campbell River.

“Though Campbell River is presently exploding with new construction and vitality, it is important to assure that our growth reflects our values and that we get the most out of our tax dollar,” Kerr said.

“Meaningful management of growth opportunities, working together with industry, being considerate of economic, social and environmental considerations is at the forefront of my decision-making.”

Kerr says creating a safe environment within the community has been a particular focus for him and cites acquiring the extreme weather shelter for the city’s homeless, and improving sidewalks and accessibility throughout the city as examples.

Kerr said throughout his term on council he has championed several important local issues, including the growing number of seniors being attracted to Campbell River.

“I wholeheartedly support our seniors and presently have assisted with the creation of the Seniors Charter and the new Seniors Centre,” Kerr says.

He adds that while taking care of the city’s seniors is important, the community also needs to keep the well-being of other demographics in mind, too.

“As well, our young families also require sustainable jobs and more spaces for activities,” Kerr says.

“We want to encourage long-term prosperity by constantly improving living conditions in our neighbourhoods. Supporting young families creates a more vibrant community and assures a strong future. My work in the Campbellton neighbourhood reflects this.

“Throughout my term I have worked hard in improving partnerships with other local governments like our First Nations and regional districts. This is important in our ongoing efforts to have a more prosperous city,” Kerr says.

“We can’t do this independent from each other. With our many volunteers, groups and committees we accomplish an enormous amount. Together we make this an attractive and safe community. I encourage all of us to stay involved. By working together with respect and integrity we can achieve all our goals, making Campbell River a place we are proud to call home.”

Throughout his term, Kerr has been appointed to positions of:

  • Executive Board of Vancouver Island Regional Library
  • Board Chair for Community Services, Culture and Recreation Commission
  • Public Safety Committee
  • Strathcona Gardens Commission
  • Director of Strathcona Regional District
  • Director of Comox-Strathcona Regional Waste Management Board
  • Director of Comox-Strathcona Regional Hospital Board.

Kerr encourages everyone to continue working together in helping Campbell River achieve its potential. Remember to exercise your right to vote November 15.

Kerr can be reached at 250-287-8583 or by email: ron.kerrr@gmail.com