FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 28, 2014 Richard Atwell announces candidacy for Mayor of Saanich Saanich, BC - Widely recognized community leader and seventeen year Saanich resident, Richard Atwell announces his candidacy for Mayor of Saanich in the upcoming November 2014 municipal election. Challenging Times Require New Leadership “We must have an efficient and responsive government that is accountable to the public in order to achieve liveable communities, ecological harmony and sustainable livelihoods”, said Richard Atwell, candidate for Saanich Mayor. “I have dedicated the last several years of my life to local and regional initiatives and that experience has shown me that the public is concerned about the way decisions are made and they want to see a fresh approach and positive change.” Download PDF for full press release with candidate background and campaign pledge:
The Atwell Approach
Four guiding principles are at the heart of Richard's approach to liveability and sustainability:
● To be respectful of residents;
● To strive for innovative solutions;
● To bring about progress in a taxpayer friendly manner; and
● To always take an approach that is environmentally sound.
“Our city, our region and the legacy we build for future generations deserves this approach.”
“If I have the privilege of being elected Mayor by the residents of Saanich, I will seek the support of the Mayors, Electoral Area Directors and First Nations Leaders in our region to initiate a governance review of the Capital Regional District”, said Richard Atwell, candidate for Saanich Mayor.
“Management of waste, compost, sewage and transportation are regional in scope and the public wants to see improved regional cooperation and service delivery with greater public involvement.”
Richard will bring his business and civic experience, unwavering dedication along with his passion for the community to the office of Mayor.
"Building award winning products at Motorola and Apple, Inc., two of the world's most successful companies, has helped me develop the necessary critical thinking to achieve great outcomes. I have come to understand that projects never fail at the end: they always fail at the beginning. Having the right people at the helm providing leadership throughout the process is paramount for success”, said Richard Atwell, candidate for Saanich Mayor.
B.Sc., Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria
Director, Falaise Community Association (former)
Director, Sewage Treatment Action Group
Detailed platform announcements will follow throughout the course of the campaign.
Richard Atwell, Candidate for Mayor of Saanich
Deborah Dickson, Campaign Manager