Council Candidate: John Wouda running in District of Kent

District of Kent: Wouda, John - Council Candidate

  • Oct. 24, 2014 6:00 p.m.
John Wouda

John Wouda

My name is John Wouda and I’m running for the District of Kent Council.  I’ve resided in Agassiz for 38 years and have owned and operated a successful construction company for 28 years.  We raised three adult sons in town on Logan Road and Arbutus Drive, and now have two beautiful daughter-in-laws and five rambunctious grandchildren.

In 2011, my wife and I opened Tasty Chicken Farm which has been a successful venture merging agriculture production and processing, a webstore, tourists,hosting events on the farm, and bringing our products to the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market –  not to mention navigating the cumbersome and ever-changing bylaws at the District.

 

Community Involvement

I have enjoyed many ways of participating in this community.  I was a minor softball and indoor soccer coach, volunteered with Citizens on Patrol, served on the church council and as board treasurer at the Christian School.  I currently host Olive Branch Community Dinners and am a member of the Ditching & Drainage Committee.

 

The Community’s Agenda, not the Staff’s Agenda

I want to ensure that the community’s agenda is put forward – not the staff’s agenda; the community’s voice needs to be heard and listened to, not just “consulted.”  I want to improve the relationship between staff and upper management.

 

Fiscal Responsibility – Hard-Earned Money not to be Wasted

I  think we need more transparency and more prudent use of our tax dollars.  I would like it run as if it’s my own business – because this is yours and mine’s hard-earned money.

 

Economic Stimulation and Growth

This town and its surrounding communities are like one big park.  After living in town, and now operating this farm, I am acutely aware of how many people enjoy it here and how far they travel to visit.  Did you know travel journalists write about Agassiz all around the world?  There’s more to utilize here for youth job creation, increasing demand for hotels and restaurants, increasing local food production – traditional farming and Agassiz as a “foodie paradise.”

We got to get these cash-registers ringing more!

I’m eager to support this community in a new way; please consider voting for me.

Thank you!

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