Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff plans to run again. Chernoff has been mayor here for two straight terms beginning in 2005. Before that, he was a Castlegar councillor from 1987 to 1994 and 1996 to 2005.
Chernoff points to the financial position and construction in the community as one of the best accomplishments of Council during his reign.
“I think the community is heading into a forward direction and that’s really what my goal has been from square one to diversify,” he said. “We worked deals out with Celgar and done all these deals to make Castlegar better and really that’s the goal of Council: how do we make this place better? What can we do?”
Chernoff said he still has several things we would like to see done in the community.
“I think I have a few more things to do. I’d like to see the airport develop and I really want to get this reliability at the airport solved,” he said. “And I’m enjoying the job so I’d like to stay on for another three years.”