Full time at City Hall for Four Months….
May 30th City Council meeting…
Today, I start full time working as the deputy Mayor. I just want to thank council again for their unanimous support in appointing me. This is a an incredibly humbling honour. I am looking forward to serving the community in this role for the next four months. A by-election to elect a new Mayor and at least two councillors will be held by the end of September. And, then, I will be happy to return to my seat as a city councillor.
We will very much miss Mayor, now MLA, Peter Milobar and are hearts all go out to our dear colleague Councillor Marg Spina, who is resigning at the end of June to focus on her battle with cancer and to focus on her family. We will miss her dearly at city hall but support her in her decision 1000%.
I approach this job as a caretaker, to work with council, city staff, and the community to continue to forward council’s strategic plan, and to have as seamless as possible transition for the duties of the Mayor’s office. I have not been elected by citizens as Mayor and I will not be going in directions outside of our strategic plan, the normal duties that Peter had undertaken as Mayor, or independent of the approval of council as a whole. I ask you all to hold me accountable to these commitments I make to the community.
So, its really steady as she goes and maintaining the already existing momentum.
If there is anything I can do to serve you, please never hesitate to shoot me an email (email@example.com) or call my cell (250-320-6532).
Arjun is a trained facilitator and is currently co-chair of the Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation.
Arjun was born and raised in Kamloops. His parents, Dr Gur and Mrs Manju Singh, immigrated to Canada from India in the 1960s. He previously served on council from 2005-2008. He has a MA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and a Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement from Fielding Graduate University.
Arjun welcomes your questions or feedback on any community issue or initiative.
Since 2005, he has written a blog for Kamloops citizens and people interested in Kamloops – www.yourkamloops.com.My Blog Posts