My wife and I have lived in Mission for 32 years.
My education and working background has primarily been in the field of building technology and municipal management.
I have 30 years working experience in local government; 20 of those years with Mission as the director of inspection services.
I have working knowledge of the legislation governing local government, including the Community Charter and sections of the Local Government Act pertinent to Mission. I am also familiar with the operations and budget process in Mission. Since my retirement from Mission in 2005 I have endeavoured to keep up to speed in those areas and have attended most of the administration and finance committee meetings of council dealing with the budget.
I have also acted as a municipal council watchdog and an advocate for those who I believe have been wronged by the actions of local government.