Accountability

 

Summer 2018

 Serving on Kamloops city council for almost 10 years has been the honour of my life. I love this community with all my heart and I am incredibly thankful that the community has provided me with this amazing opportunity to serve.

 In my time on council, I’ve worked on a great diversity of issues. I feel very well versed in community opportunities, concerns, and issues in Kamloops.

 Specifically, in this term of council, highlights include:

  • helping connect the local technology industry more closely with city hall
  • helping secure over 100 units of supportive social housing
  • assisting the formation of council’s Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • supporting the plans for a Performing Arts Centre,
  • working to successfully establish a junior city council.

In May of 2017, when Mayor Milobar was elected to the provincial legislature, I was honoured by my council colleagues' unanimous support to become the Acting Mayor until Mayor Christian was sworn in early October. This was an incredible experience for me and I learned even more about city hall operations. I helped lead the community through our wildfire response and the final steps of our decisionmaking on the Ajax mine proposal.

 On a provincial level, I am currently the First VP of the Union of BC Municipalities and President of BC’s Local Government Leadership Academy. I try to bring as much of my provincial learnings and relationships as I can to my work in Kamloops.

 I strive to take a very positive and constructive approach to my council work. We definitely have challenges but the way to address these challenges is to focus on our strengths and opportunities.    

I strive to be a councillor everyone can feel comfortable with and to be a councillor who brings our wonderfully diverse community together over issues and initiatives.

I aim to thoroughly research and engage the community on issues. And, once I’ve made decisions, I commit to clearly explaining the reasoning behind my decisions.

I hope you will consider actively supporting the campaign. I am hoping this will be our campaign, not just my campaign.

Thank you so much for being part of what Kamloops an awesome place. Please be in touch anytime.

 Very best

Arjun Singh

Cell: 250 377 1797 | Email: arjun@fullworld.com

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