Eighteen candidates are vying for six seats on the Powell River town council. The Peak asked each candidate the following question:
Why should voters choose you as councilor for the town of Powell River?
Here is Michelle Riddle’s response:
Voters should choose Michelle Riddle as councilor for the town of Powell River because I am not a politician. I am a businesswoman and health professional who takes an ethical position and an evidence-based perspective.
I am trained as a rehabilitation practitioner and scientist to question everything. This technique provides an opportunity to think critically so that the true root of any problem can be identified.
With over 30 years of experience building systems that work within workplaces, families, and communities, I can bring about the changes that will allow everyone in this region to thrive. I am an excellent communicator and although my voice has been featured on international platforms, it is time for me to listen so that people’s voices can be heard.
This community is rich in resources. Capitalizing on and enhancing local and sustainable businesses, systems and services will support the health and prosperity of all community members.
Together we can make this city a model for the world, a place where every person matters and every need is met.
It’s time to champion a bottom-up perspective, to plant literal seeds that will thrive to improve our environment, feed our people, and empower our future.
General Election Day is October 15. Read all of Peak’s election coverage at prpeak.com/2022-civic-election.