Businessman Mark McKee today announced his intention to seek election in November as the next Mayor of Revelstoke.
“It’s time for positive leadership and change in our community,” he said in a statement released on Thursday, September 11.
McKee, who has extensive experience as both a City Councillor from 1990-1999 and as a two-term mayor 2002-2008, said the community needs a leader with the vision and the drive to lead it into the future. He cited the city’s declining population and high taxes as obstacles to economic prosperity.
“In particular we need new ideas from everyone on Council and the community to help create a strong economy and attract the people we need to build our business and industrial sectors,” McKee said.
“A vision for the future has to include affordable housing. We need a Council and City Hall that are solution-oriented. Don’t tell me why something can’t be done; tell me how it can be done.
“It’s not just the number of people who are stopping me on the street and encouraging me to run. It’s the fact that new people are running and I see an opportunity to build a new team to take the community into the future. You need that type of team to meet the challenges the City is facing. The problems with the Big Eddy Waterworks are a prime example.
“The bottom line is: we’re all in this mess together and together we’ll find the solutions to make this a better place.”