Area D director

  • Nov. 16, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Ian HetmanExperienced and accountable.I have the served on the regional board for three terms. My goals for the last term have been fulfilled. After consultation with the communities within Area “D”, and with their consent I signed the Protocol Agreement with the CHN. I started the official community plan and attended many meetings. This plan has now received third reading by the regional district. While serving as the Island co-chair on the SMFRA Board I was instrumental along with the CHN and our MP Nathan Cullen, in bringing the ($25.5M) home, to be managed by islanders for islanders. Currently, as a member of Masset Legion, I support and attend a youth program for the Grade 7 students on Monday nights. The RCMP recognized this program and sent the Legion a letter of appreciation. If elected, John Bennett has agreed to be my alternate. New goals, I have talked with organizers who are planning on developing a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center for our Islands. I have been asked for my assistance to help make this initiative a reality. This program was supported by the regional district when I last served and I continue to offer my support. Another goal is to work with the Skidegate Band Council to enhance their health care facility. I have the experience, time, ability and it would be my honour to be your representative on the regional board as the director for Area D. I ask for your vote on Nov 19.Michael RaczMy name is Michael Racz and I have put my name forward for Electoral Area D to advocate for the interests of all Area D residents to the best of my ability. Haida Gwaii has been my home for the past 16 years; I appreciate the diverse cultural, spiritual and social aspects that are present. My spouse Shelley and I have raised our three kids (Liam, Zahra and Owen) here because of the safe and friendly community living that is present. I’m eager to assist in developing a sustainable economy on Haida Gwaii for future generations with attention paid to environmental and social issues, so one day our children can continue to enjoy the quality of life we do today.I’m employed by Northern Savings Credit Union as a Financial Advisor. This position has assisted to develop my values to be fiscally responsible and involved in community responsibility and reinvestment. The credit union provides me the ability to work in the all communities of the islands. This opportunity has helped me to understand the similarities, as well as the different needs, at both ends of Graham Island. My spare time is spent with my family, coaching youth soccer teams, as well as participating on the Haida Gwaii Community Futures board.Open communication with my constituents is my priority to ensure we collaborate to resolve issues as they arise. I can be contacted by phone, email or facebook. I hope to receive your support on November 19!

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