Council Candidate: Lorne Fisher running for re-election in District of Kent

District of Kent: Fisher, Lorne: Council Candidate

  • Oct. 16, 2014 6:00 a.m.

“My wife Mary and I have lived and worked in the District of Kent since 1974.  We have four daughters who have grown up in Agassiz, graduated from Agassiz Elementary Secondary School, and have established professional careers.  I worked as a Research Scientist for Research Branch of Agriculture Canada at the Pacific Agriculture Research Centre in Agassiz.  I was Head of the Animal Science group at PARC for 14 years and served terms as President, Executive Officer, and Associate Editor of the Canadian Society of Animal Science.  My education includes a B.Sc. in Agriculture and an M.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. in Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Biochemistry from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

My community service has included 15 years as a trustee for the local School District and three years as a director of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association.  I was Mayor of the District of Kent for two three-year terms and am presently completing my first term as Councillor.

I have found participation in local government a challenging but rewarding experience, and therefore, have put my name forward for a second term as Councillor for the District of Kent.  My training, experience, and connections with the two senior levels of Government provide a basis for effectively serving the needs of our Municipality in the coming four years.

The downloading of responsibilities by the Provincial Government to municipal governments without increasing funding, the requirements of an increasingly aging population, the replacement of infrastructure, and the provision of trails, parks, and recreational facilities are specific priorities.

I am requesting the voters of the District of Kent to support me in meeting these objectives.”

 

 

 

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