City council candidate Wendy Kerr (incumbent).

City council candidate Wendy Kerr (incumbent).

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Wendy Kerr (incumbent)

City of Port Alberni: Wendy Kerr - Council candidate (incumbent)

  • Nov. 5, 2014 3:00 p.m.

I am currently a City of Port Alberni Councilor and running for re-election this coming November.

My entire life has been spent in Port Alberni and on graduating from ADSS I joined the staff of WCGH 37 years ago.

My political career began at the age of eighteen as Chair of the HEU, a position I proudly hold to this very day.

Literacy is a personal passion and I have been sitting on the Library Board for the past three years.

Food Security is a major concern for myself as it is widely acknowledged that in the event of a natural disaster we have, at best, only a few days food supply in our valley and food shortages can easily lead to civil unrest at a time when peace and order is most needed.

At the City Hall level we can and must concentrate on economic drivers that are within our grasp and not in the pursuit of unrealistic ventures outside of our direct influence.

Our environment is a capital asset that must be protected in order to preserve our unique lifestyle potential and future prosperity.  Protection means a secure domestic water supply and clean air.

Realistic economic drivers should include Tourism, Health Care, Recreation, High Tech and Education. Appropriate Industries can be attracted and nurtured under the encouragement and guidance of City Hall.

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