Another council candidate has thrown his hat into Mission’s political ring.
Michael Nenn has announced his intention to run for a council seat in the coming municipal election.
Nenn, who is married with three children, said in a press release that he is “proud to be a member of this amazing and diverse community. Yet I feel that more can be done to ensure leadership and vision in our representatives and I intend to make that happen.”
Nenn went on to say that as a project manager of over 15 years, he brings “leadership, facilitation and most importantly stakeholder engagement to serve the public interest which I feel has been lacking in the past through all levels of politics.”
He went on to say the public’s voice is “integral” not only during an election year but beyond to ensure that issues and concerns are heard and taken into account.
Some of the main issues he touched on include public safety – saying it is a “priority to maintaining law and order to ensure our neighborhoods are safe for families and most importantly our children – fiscal prudence and balanced growth.
“The current tax base places a disproportionate burden on residents. We need to diversity our economy to include an industrial base that would help shoulder those costs we all face.”
He also listed the need for balanced growth and protection of the environment as key issues facing Mission.
“Beyond these main themes I see other issues that need better stakeholder representation in the decision making processes.”
That includes ensuring parking at Mission hospital remains free, working with provincial and federal partners to ensure the hospital meets community demands, ensure that the seniors center project meets the needs of seniors, safe streets in our community and more.
Nenn wants the public to contact him to start the conversation on public issues and concerns. He can be reached at OurMissionOurFuture@shaw.ca.