My name is Michael Wirischagin and I am running for re-election in the upcoming municipal election.
I was born and raised in this wonderful community and am a third generation resident of Grand Forks.
I am married with three children and I want to make Grand Forks great for my children, my parents, and grandparents, not to mention myself.
The only time I left was to attend UBC, where I studied Urban Geography (city planning) and Political Science but returned soon after.
I have a vested interest in Grand Forks, as I want my children to be able to grow up in a safe, secure community and I want my parents to be able to grow old in a community that offers them the services necessary to live a long, healthy, and happy life.
Too often our children grow up and move away and far too often, our parents and grandparents follow, as they can’t get the care necessary here at home.
This has to change. We have to take care of those who have taken care of us and we have to be able to provide jobs (good and well paying) to bring our children home and to keep them here.
We have to build an age-friendly community.
We also have to refurbish, replace, and replenish what we have.
Our infrastructure is failing. We need to plan for the future. We have to look to generations beyond our own.
We plan for our retirement, children’s future and we plan our lives.
Why shouldn’t we plan for the future of our community? It would only make sense to.
On Nov. 19, I ask that you re-elect someone with youth, integrity and vision to lead us into the future and I ask that you re-elect me, Michael Wirischagin to city council.
– Michael Wirischagin is an incumbent city councillor