Alberni election: numbers no game for Oscienny

The News is running profiles of candidates in Alberni's civic election. They are presented in no particular order.

  • Nov. 10, 2011 11:00 a.m.

David Oscienny has been a resident of the Alberni Valley for the past 20 years as well as a businessman, and is running for a seat on city council.

Oscienny has been an active member of the community in his role as a business person—his professional accounting career, and helping manage Magic Moments Shirt and Print Shops—and in the past helping to run the Junior A Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

“My career work has allowed me insight into community support organizations including the Alberni Valley Senior Citizens Homes Society, Cool Waters social housing facility, the Kuu-us Crisis Line Society and the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad,” he said.

“Working in and around these organizations has rounded out my diverse community experiences,” he added.

Oscienny has volunteered with Community Futures Development Corporation and served as a director and vice-president with the chamber of commerce. As a parent he has coached and served on the boards of both the Alberni Valley Youth Soccer Association and the Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association.

“My spouse Brenda and I have raised four children here from Kindergarten through North Island College and all remain residents here,” he said. “We very much enjoy what Port Alberni has to offer for recreation and outdoor activities, including our hiking trails.

“It is clear to me we need to recognize and protect our waterfront environments and eco-systems for our social and economic health,” he added.

“Working, volunteering and living in the Valley have helped me understand much of what makes our community tick in terms of economic opportunity, social development and sport and recreation for all ages.”

Oscienny’s educational background includes a university degree in economics, college business administration diploma and professional designation as a chartered accountant (CA). “These things will help me evaluate numbers and data concerning city policies and plans.”

Oscienny said if elected he would oversee civic spending plans and community service delivery “while supporting the positive things we all cherish.”

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