Maple Ridge election 2014: Gordy Robson

For Maple Ridge council.

  • Nov. 13, 2014 6:00 p.m.

For Maple Ridge council

• Name: Gordy Robson.

• Residence: 25433 – 117th Avenue,

Maple Ridge.

• Occupation/education: Retired.

• Volunteer work: 40 years of community service; 25 years a Rotarian; eight years a volunteer fireman; have also been instrumental in the creation and establishment of many charities and volunteer organizations in our community.

• Who do you support for mayor: I am still trying to decide who to support for mayor, but I would have no trouble working with Ernie Daykin, Mike Morden or Nicole Read.

 

Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.

Answer: Life-long resident; 35-year owner and operator of a successful management company; 40 years watching council; three frustrating years as mayor; and I understand the issues and look forward to finally moving the community ahead.

 

Q: Who is funding your campaign?

A: I have had a few donations, but Mary, my wife and financial agent, and I are planning on less than $1,000 and it will be mostly self-funded.

 

Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A:  A proven 30-year record, tirelessly working for the good of the community.

 

Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?

A: Hopefully in 10 years we will have a vision of what the community should look like 50 years from now. We will be planning transit, the completion of Abernethy road to the industrial park, many more shopping opportunities and hopefully, with the increase of industrial and commercial properties we will be able to keep our residential tax increases to a minimum.

 

Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?

A:  I would like to restart our community task force to deal hands-on with the chaos we have in our downtown.