Maple Ridge election 2014: Michael Morden.

For Maple Ridge mayor.

  • Nov. 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.

For Maple Ridge mayor

• Name: Michael Morden.

• Residence: Maple Ridge.

• Occupation/education: post secondary business and criminology.

• Volunteer work: started 30 years ago as security chair B.C. Summer Games, Burnaby 1984; games in Maple Ridge in 1998; Rotary 24 years; as well as Beavers; soccer coach.



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

Answer: I have led and been a volunteer for 30 years, owned and operated a successful business, creating local jobs for 25 years. I have six years experience on council, three as chair of finance, two as a director at the Union of B.C. Municipalities, advocating for local needs with senior government and currently serve on 11 boards.



Q: Who is funding your campaign?

A: I have self funded a part myself. The rest has come from diverse sources, personal and business relationships.



Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A:  I am the best choice for the community as the only candidate who has built several successful business, volunteered for 30 years, six years political experience, with two years of senior level government advocacy work.



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

A: Under my leadership, I see a well governed city, implementing a well thought out plan. Jobs have been delivered. We have investment in industry, commerce and infrastructure. I see healthy, happy families living in safe and complete neighbourhoods. I see quality recreation and a high standard of public safety.



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

A:  I will implement my plan to build and lead a team of seven by providing thorough training in governance so that council can fully understand their job. We will then set the agenda and govern. City hall will be efficient, service oriented and open for private investment.