Onyeka Dozie

Dozie: Wants to help community support others

#MRvotes2018: Objective is for a more efficient, economically viable city

Onyeka Dozie, for council.

• Occupation:

Construction project manager B.Sc, M.Sc in construction management, and a certified project management professional.

• Political experience/qualifications for running in this election:

The knowledge gained through my education and street life experiences, having come from a humble beginning, qualifies me for the job of a councillor, which requires balance and effective leadership. I’m ever grateful for the support from the community where I grew up, hence I have a deep-rooted commitment to community service, especially with a prospect of giving back. This has been my greatest motivation to working towards providing opportunities to people who need the support today, just like I did several years ago.

• Reason for running:

I believe that Maple Ridge needs a council that will work together to solve the city’s problems, some of which are youth education, job creation/business development, homelessness, drug addiction, mental health, transportation, public safety, affordable housing and recreation. I will explore opportunities to work with other municipalities and stakeholders on ways to increase efficiency, economic viability, diversity and sustainability. I have excellent communication, listening and critical thinking skills and will work in collaboration with others for a strategic approach to finding solutions to these issues.

• What do you consider to be the top two issues this election and how would you address them?

First, youth/education: Improve sports and recreation in Maple Ridge and make post-secondary education available in Maple Ridge for example, a SFU campus in Maple Ridge, like the one they have in Surrey.

Second, homelessness: Collaborate with neighbouring communities, create opportunities for housing and job skills programs engage all stakeholders including Maple Ridge Business and Economic Development department. Also, create a business friendly environment and increase population of Maple Ridge by building higher density housing.

Just Posted

More condos sought for downtown Maple Ridge project

Seeking 20 per cent increase in number of units

Maple Ridge roads getting rehab

Construction season starting soon

Pets: FIV – highly misunderstood

The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus that affects approximately 2.5 to… Continue reading

Maple Ridge’s tent city evacuation shelter closing

Becomes a night refuge only, then shuts for good March 31

BC Ferries has no plans to implement debit for vehicle ticket payments

Debit accepted for foot passengers, on-board purchases for all vessels

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

B.C. RCMP stop cyclist with no helmet, find out he’s wanted for murder

Kyle Antonio Dias, 19, to face second-degree murder charge in Toronto

VIDEO: Vancouver police release video of 2018 assault in hopes of finding suspects

The attack happened at about 2 a.m. on Mar. 31, 2018, outside Pierre’s Champagne Lounge in Yaletown

British Columbia Teachers’ Federation welcomes new leader

Teri Mooring will take over as president this summer

Disappearance of Merritt cowboy now deemed suspicious: police

Ben Tyner was reported missing when his riderless horse was discovered on a logging road

Distillers hope federal budget scraps alcohol escalator tax

Tax hike set for April 1, marking third automatic increase in three years time

CBSA warns of delays at South Surrey border

Infrastructure upgrading means lane closures likely, especially March 20-22

Kids found playing darts with syringes in Vancouver Island park

Saanich police is urging people to throw out their syringes properly and safely

5 to start your day

IIO BC probe arrest at Surrey vigil for mosque shooting, Maple Ridge closes homeless evacuation centre and more

Most Read