I am a lifetime resident with 40 years of business and community experiences, including 11 years on the board of the non-profit Penny Lane Bargain Outlet, where $3 million was raised and used for youth activities, our latest project being the proposed new skate board park. Apart from spending 39 years on our fire department, I have been involved with the chamber and am one of the founders of the Festival of Lights. I was the recipient of the 2006 BC Community Achievement Award for service to our community. I have served several terms on council over a period of 40 years, in a wide variety of capacities. I am, and continue to be, very committed to always trying to move Summerland forward. I would like to see a future which encourages reasonable growth of Summerland, from the core out, and put an end to the urban sprawl that has been happening here for years.