John Murphy for Vanderhoof city council

John Murphy is running again for Vanderhoof city councillor

  • Oct. 27, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Vanderhoof: Murphy, John – councillor candidate

Vanderhoof is my home and over the years I have become involved in various groups and projects. What I bring to council is a common sense approach to things. I listen to the topic and if I feel that I can add value, then I will voice my opinion/concerns. I was involved with setting up the Housing Committee and Community Foundation. I see both of these projects as very worthwhile to our community.

The swimming pool is also very important to our community. We also have a great need for affordable housing for our senior population and for the vulnerable sector of our community. We also need to ensure that our infrastructure is up to date and that we have the ability to expand those services to accommodate any future growth and expansion. Enhancing post secondary education facilities in Vanderhoof are very important as is increasing our accommodation capacity as we are looking to invite a major hotel or motel chain to build here in Vanderhoof. These projects will employ local citizens and also engage the services of local contractors and businesses here in Vanderhoof.

First and foremost is family. My wife and I are very fortunate as all of our children and grandchildren live here in Vanderhoof. It is always fun to go to the rink, football field, basketball court, volleyball court or any venue our grandkids are playing to watch them in action. Vanderhoof affords us a great quality of life. We have great medical and educational facilities along with numerous recreation opportunities. Living in a small community you know who your neighbor is. Great friendships are made with many people and that to me is very important.

John is an Insurance Broker by profession.

 

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