For Maple Ridge council
• Name: Ken Holland.
• Residence: No. 27 – 11588, 232 St., Maple Ridge.
• Occupation/education: house designer, Pinnacle Home Designs Ltd.
• Volunteer work: Rotary Club, Guatemala service trip, looking after Grade 11 students with the YES program.
• Who do you support for mayor: Mike Morden.
Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for council.
Answer: Six years as director on Chamber of Commerce, two as president; four years on Haney Rotary Club, one as president (immediate past president of chamber and Rotary); four years on advisory design panel for Pitt Meadows; year on Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association safety and security committee; member of the Downtown Enhancement Project-Public Liaison Committee.
Q: Who is funding your campaign?
A: So far, no one.
Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?
A: My proven leadership skills and quick-decision making abilities. Continued involvement in the community, past and present. The contacts I made at all levels of government during my chamber years. My involvement with mentoring youth through volunteering locally and internationally.
Q: How do you see the City of Maple Ridge developing in the next 10 years?
A: We have all the qualifications to be the envy of the rest of the area, except shopping. This needs to be addressed immediately. We need to look to the future, and not keep on pining for the past. And bureaucracy and in-fighting needs to stop. We have to work together.
Q: What will be your top priority if elected to Maple Ridge council?
A: Initiate a process of helping and encouraging businesses and residents to easily maneuver and deal with city hall. Encourage the municipal auditor to pay us a visit.