The longest serving public servant in Coldstream is throwing his hat in the ring for the seventh consecutive election. Doug Dirk wants to continue his work on council.
“I like to be involved in my community and put the value of my experience to use,” said the 62-year-old Lavington resident who has 18 years of experience.
“Politics is not a recreational activity and requires a variety of skills in both process and decision making. I understand the issues and their complexities as well as the politics associated with them.”
Dirk has lived in the district for 47 years, 42 of which he has been married to his wife Chris, with whom he raised their three children: Megan, Michael and Ben. He is retired after 36 years in telecommunications with Okanagan Telephone, B.C. Telephone and TELUS.