City council candidate Ron Paulson (Alberni First).

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Ron Paulson

City of Port Alberni: Ron Paulson - Council candidate (Alberni First)

  • Nov. 5, 2014 9:00 a.m.

My name is Ron Paulson and I am asking for the privilege of representing the City of Port Alberni as a city councillor.

I believe strongly in the Alberni Valley and what we have to offer our residents, potential investors and visitors alike.  Our community has an ongoing need to be proactive in developing our ability to attract new business, both small and large, while being environmentally diligent in our approach.

Through a growing business sector the community will be better able to sustain current services and even expand the amenities we have to offer. New families need to believe we have the infrastructure to support and nurture them.

I believe in a vibrant and active business community.

In my early years in the Alberni Valley I had a long history in retail business before moving on to the City of Port Alberni Parks and Recreation Department as a recreation programmer (10 years). I worked at Harbour Quay for the first three years it was open, starting events such as the Christmas Sail Past, soapbox derby, fall corn roasts and more.

I consider myself to be a great listener and open to new ideas and thoughts. I am analytical in assessing facts as presented on issues.

My belief in conducting myself with integrity is very important to me.

I will make myself available to others opinions and ideas.

In the past two decades I have played a significant role in several significant community events.

For the past 20 years I have helped play a key role in broadening our community identity from “Mill Town” to “Host Community”.  When we host the world, we do it right.

The Alberni Valley became my home in 1974 and I am married to my wife of 37 years, Beth and we have a wonderful daughter, Brynn. Both of my family members have always been so supportive of my various projects throughout our lives together.

I believe in our community, its people and who we are. Let’s show the world what we have to offer.

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