Fortin would bring RCMP, business experience to table

District of Summerland: With 32 years as a Mountie and experience running two businesses, Roch Fortin thinks he'd make the best mayor

  • Oct. 23, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Roch Fortin

Roch Fortin

Married with two young children I served 32 years in the RCMP, eight years as Officer in Charge.

In 2011, Lisa, Luc, Sam and I wisely chose to move to Summerland because of the natural beauty and superb quality of life. Today, in addition to operating two businesses (Maple Roch Syrup, and Roch Lobster) I am a director in Summerland Rotary Club, involved with minor hockey, the senior hockey league, and an active member of the Chamber of Commerce.

I successfully managed 100 staff and was fiscally responsible for an operating budget of over $2 million (not including salaries).

As manager I mediated conflicts within the public, private and government sectors. During my leadership I, and my team, received a national award for leadership and innovation as a result of our role in relationship building between the RCMP, Fisherman’s Union and First Nation peoples.

This experience will be a valuable asset as the new mayor and council build bridges between the two sides of the ALR dispute.

As mayor I will do my best to deliver fresh ideas, new employment and training opporutnities and sustainable and conscientious growth. Please visit for additional information on my campaign.