Salmon Arm Observer Bio Request

My response to the Observer’s request of Who I am & Why I’m Running

I moved with my wife Nancy Kolkind to Salmon Arm 28 years ago to raise a family and because of the incredible lifestyle that Salmon Arm offers. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made! We have two wonderful young adult daughters and many close connections in our community.

As an educator, I understand that investing in learning and capacity-building paves the way for a better future – whether that be in education or ensuring a Liveable, Reliable, Affordable and Sustainable Salmon Arm.

I’ll continue to work hard through measured, thoughtful and progressive leadership to meet these goals. I remain committed to listening closely to all ideas, building consensus of citizens and making the many consequential decisions needed for the future of Salmon Arm. That takes genuine collaboration, a healthy exchange of ideas and a majority of council to implement policies.

I am fully committed to having the best functioning Salmon Arm local government possible. That involves working with integrity, respect, accountability and collaboration. That’s who I am and it’s what I do. My over-riding focus is on supporting a Salmon Arm that works well for its citizens.

See for my full re-election campaign platform and thanks for your support.

Posted in the Observer Sept 21st 2022 edition