Election 2014: Candidates eager to serve Enderby

City of Enderby: Roxanne Davyduke, Jim Macknee and Shawn Shishido are among the eight candidates for the six councillor seats Nov. 15

Three Enderby residents are entering the political fray because they want to be more involved in the community.

Roxanne Davyduke, Jim Macknee and Shawn Shishido are among the eight candidates for the six councillor seats Nov. 15.

““I’ve been very fortunate to be part of the community for almost all of my life,” said Davyduke, an account manager with VantageOne.

“Enderby has shaped me into the person I am and it’s time to give back.”

If elected, Davyduke wants to focus on relationships.

“Communicating is one of the best ways to develop a strong relationship whether it is with each individual or with the Splatsin or with neighbouring communities,” she said.

Davyduke also wants to focus on fiscal management.

“We have to make sure we have short-term requirements met and long-term goals. We need to use our tax dollars as effectively as possible,” she said.

Macknee is a carpenter who has lived in Enderby since 1995.

“Enderby has been a great city for my family and I love it here. I thought I can give back in this way,”  he said.

“I have no agenda. I just want to help the community.”

Among the issues of interest for Macknee is finding a way to draw more people and businesses into Enderby as a way of stimulating the local economy.

“We have a lot to offer as a community,” he said.

“I would like to see some growth here.”

Shishido is a chiropractor and he has lived in Enderby for 18 years.

“I wanted to try a different aspect of being involved in the community,” said Shishido, who has volunteered as a soccer and football coach.

“I was told by some people that it would be good to have a different perspective on council.”

For Shishido, there needs to be a balance between development and community interests.

“The growth of the community is important but tempered with long-term vision,” he said, referring to development installing amenities such as sidewalks.

“You want to see a community thrive but there has to be consideration of the long-term.”

Shishido also supports ongoing efforts to revitalize the downtown core.

Among the other candidates for councillor are Tundra Baird, Brad Case, Raquel Knust, Paul McCaig and Brian Schreiner.

 

Howie Cyr and Greg McCune are running for mayor.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Venon’s reclaimed water to flow into Okanagan Lake; public invited to tour treatment plant

Public invited to tours of Vernon Wastewater Reclamation Centre this Saturday

UPDATE: Jack-knifed semi closes Coquihalla northbound

A red liquid is reportedly spilled down the side of Highway 5

Support your mates during Aussie Day at SilverStar

SilverStar is hosting a series of events for Australia Day starting Jan. 24

Vernon kicks off Family Literacy Week with free books

Province proclaimed Family Literacy Week in B.C. from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

Recycling collection efforts bolstered after delays in the North Okanagan

Contracted provider for the area temporarily adding two trucks to its fleet, doubling personnel

WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday

Kelowna RCMP completes internal review of sexual assault cases deemed “unfounded’

The results of the investigation are expected to be released in the next few weeks

Uber, Lyft approved for ride-hailing in Lower Mainland

Kater Technologies Inc.’s application was rejected

Former Shuswap residents head to Mars habitat for brain research

Fast, mobile analysis could determine if brains of doctors, pilots, others, fatigued

Historical society working to preserve cabin and rename roundabouts in Summerland

Summerland branch of society has taken on duties for former Heritage Advisory Commission

Plan in works to keep Salmon Arm’s homeless people warm in extreme weather

Advocate aims higher, wants a 24/7 friendship centre operating in city

VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show

Surrey’s Rams competed on the TV show Wednesday night

Most Read