Gary is running for
re-election as North Pender Island Trustee on November 15th because he cares about our Island community, its environment and its culture.
First elected Island Trustee in
re-elected in 2005, his last four years as Trustee have taught him a lot about our community. People care deeply about their Island, their neighbours and their community organizations. They want Pender’s special features preserved, protected, praised and promoted.
Being a Trustee is not always easy. People have strongly held opinions and they have a right to be heard. Reconciling views is difficult. As Trustee, Gary wanted to stop the political animosity which was rampant on the Island. He worked hard to achieve a more peaceful atmosphere for our community conversations. He strongly believes that thoughtful discussion and consideration of differing view points helps create a healthier community.
As Vice Chair of the Islands Trust Council, Gary has chaired Local Trust Committees on Thetis, Saturna, Mayne, South Pender and Galiano Islands. He has served a full term on the Trust Fund Board and important Trust Council Committees. Gary has gained a deeper appreciation of our special corner of the world.
As a Pender Trustee, he has worked hard to help people with problems. Whether it was the need for a variance or the elimination of wasteful well pumping tests for a lot line adjustment between neighbours, our Local Trust Committee has achieved sensible solutions to real problems.
Gary pledges to continue to work hard on behalf of North Pender.
November 15, 2008
November 5 & 12, 2008
Pender Islands School
5714 Canal Road
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Gary Steeves Campaign
4329 Clam Bay Road
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1
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