Dan Rye has thrown his hat into the ring for this fall’s municipal election.
Rye made the announcement earlier this week.
Rye was first elected in the fall of 2011 and he feels that he has learned a lot about how the city is run and wants to continue to be part of the process.
During his term he has sat on the Planning and Development Committee, Green Committee, Community Wellness Committee, as well as chaired the Cultural and Civic Pride committee, Public Safety committee and most recently Chaired the Civic Works and Transportation Committee which was responsible for the Millennium Ponds Project.
“I am proud to be a City Councillor in Castlegar and feel the city is on the cusp of some major development in the near future. There are a number of projects being looked at now and if elected I look forward to working hard to ensure projects come to fruition,” said Rye. “I want to continue to be part of a city council that works vigorously for the community’s well being and ensure we remain progressive and moving forward.”
Rye says two real highlights of his first three years are the Millennium Ponds Project, which recently opened, and attending a session at UBCM in Vancouver last year where The Sculpturewalk Program was presented and highlighted.
“After the Sculpture Walk presentation many community leaders from all over the province came up to us congratulating Castlegar on their vision and support of Sculpture Walk. Castlegar was the talk of the convention,” he said. “We have a lot to be proud of in Castlegar and I want to see things continue to move forward in a positive way”