Dennis Dalla-Vicenza runs for Cherry Creek

Dennis Dalla-Vicenza will run for a seat in Cherry Creek in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District during the 2014 municipal election.

Dennis Dalla-Vicenza will run for a seat in Area F-Cherry Creek in the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District during the 2014 municipal election.

Dalla-Vicenza is also running for a trustee’s seat on the School District 70 board.

“I think Cherry Creek has been misrepresented; there are things Cherry Creek people are entitled to that we’re not getting,” he said.

“What I would like to do is make sure Cherry Creek gets the most value for our tax dollars.”

Dalla-Vicenza said the fact his children are grown and not attending school makes him an ideal candidate for trustee.

“I can look at (issues) with an open mind. Because I don’t have anyone in the school system I can be open-minded when looking at school closures or looking for funding…for the betterment of this Valley.”

Dalla-Vicenza said it is not uncommon for someone to sit on both the regional district and school boards: the late Glenn Wong did it while representing Cherry Creek through several past terms.

An critic of the Island Corridor Foundation, Dalla-Vicenza said if elected he would pursue a seat on the ICF. “I have a business mind; I’ve run businesses and the ICF should be run as a business.”

Dalla-Vicenza sits on several railway historical boards and has been involved in charitable community organizations such as Port Alberni Toy Run and the Navy League in the 10 years he has lived in the Alberni Valley.

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