I have decided to run for another term as the RDOS director for Area D (Kaleden/Okanagan Falls) because there are a number of important projects I would like to bring to completion.
These include a revitalization plan for the town centre of Okanagan Falls, an extension of sewage treatment services from Okanagan Falls to Kaleden and Skaha Estates, and completion of the Lakehill Drive pedestrian walkway and KVR Trail through Kaleden.
I’m also working with Heritage Hills and Lakeshore Highlands residents to develop a long-promised neighbourhood park, and with the Twin Lakes community to find a resolution to their water supply concerns.
My background career as a professional engineer, environmental scientist, and long-time elected public servant have equipped me well for the resolution of complex problems which require visionary leadership and consensus-building skills.
Working as a federal cabinet minister in several challenging portfolios I was instrumental in negotiating Canada’s participation in the International Space Station, in reaching a peaceful disengagement of the Oka crisis, and conclusion of all stages of negotiation leading to the creation of Nunavut.
I would welcome a mandate to continue my work as the RDOS director for Area D. For further information on my background please refer to my website: www.tomsiddon.ca.