Candidate: Lorraine Dick, city council

Lorraine Dick is vying for a seat on Grand Forks city council

Lorraine Dick

Since 1944, four generations of my family have lived in Grand Forks. I was finally able to SETTLE DOWN here and join them in 2007. I love our ORIGINAL, PEACEFUL, LIVING. The fact that we’re known for our RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY AND CHERRY BUT NOT OUR TRAFFIC JAMS, and I am proud that SIMPLE, FRESH AND LOCAL reflects our diet not our view of each other.

During the 2011 election, Roy Ronaghan said in the Gazette, “An election is not a popularity contest and those who are selected to govern on behalf of everyone should be chosen carefully.” I challenge voters to choose carefully. You, the voter, must assess each candidate on his or her own merits; assessing whether he or she is able to perform the work of running our city, is able to make essential decisions as they arise, and especially is able to work with each other.

The following are some of my qualifications:

• I am an organized self-motivated team builder who can adapt easily to change. I have a demonstrated ability to work well with competing demands, to set and achieve goals, and to practice diplomacy. I have excellent communication skills; I listen to understand.

• I have served three years and counting as coordinator of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, providing income tax filing for the vulnerable members of our community.

• I have served five years on the Economic Development Advisory Council including chair of the Tourism Committee.

• I am a member of BC Tenant Resource and Advisory Council whose mandate is to ensure vulnerable tenants know their rights.

• I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Regina and a 20-year career in software and education.

My name is Lorraine Dick and I would be honoured to serve as councillor for the people of Grand Forks.

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