For Maple Ridge mayor
• Name: Ernie Daykin.
• Residence: 12031 York Street Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: mayor; some post secondary; building administrator, Baptist Housing Society, 2000-2008 full-time; owner, Windsor Plywood, 1976-2000.
• Volunteer work: past president Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce; past president Building Supply Dealers of B.C.; board member Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Service, Ridge Meadows Hospice Society, Monarch Place Transition House, Building Supply Dealer Association of B.C., board member, treasurer Burnett Fellowship.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: Served as mayor for six years. Owned my own businesses for 30 years and served on a wide range of not-for-profit boards. Build strong working relationships at the local level and regional level. Maple Ridge has a respected place and voice at the regional tables.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: I have a range of personal and business donations that will help fund my campaign along with own funds.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: I bring a positive and constructive approach to the role; positive relationships lead to results. My wide range of life and work experience and relationship abilities that will ensure Maple Ridge continues to move forward and change in a constructive way that respects Maple Ridge’s character.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: A large portion of our population, commercial and business growth will be in our town centre. Residential growth will respect our Maple Ridge character. There will be a post-secondary presence in our community. Shopping options throughout the community.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: Complete the implementation plan from our commercial industrial review that will set the welcoming environment for new businesses and ensure retention of our existing employers.