Kyle Wylie

Town of Lake Cowichan Mayor Candidate



Q1. Please tell us a bit about yourself and why you are running.

A: After spending seven months in Central East Africa on business, I returned last spring to my hometown of beautiful Lake Cowichan. I noticed some good and some questionable changes in our community, some of which left me questioning why.  My parents had taught me some very valuable principles, one being: "You should never complain about things unless you are willing to do something about it.”
I look forward to starting and raising my family the way I was raised, right here in our town. My commitment to Lake Cowichan will continue to be demonstrated by putting my positive attitude and energy to work in the best interest of the residents here. I offer experience and dedication in both management and finance to help in the decision making process within our community and to be personally accountable to the Town of Lake Cowichan. I will endeavor to prioritize all proposals and to make them a viable reality as quickly as possible. 


Q2. The community survey results placed a high priority on sustainability, in particular on protecting our watersheds, water supply and water quality, as well as on creating a more sustainable local economy. If elected, please describe what your approach would be to those issues.

A: Research research research. I won't pretend that I know the answer to everything. I don't. None of us are perfect. We need to find ways to get things done and do the work required to get to that point. I am willing to do the work!


Q3. The survey results indicated citizens want to see more consultation and accountability between elected officials and their constituents. If elected, please describe what your approach would be to those issues.

A: I believe our voices could can be stronger and clearer. Open communication with the municipality is essential. This can be done in a number of different ways. If elected I plan on spending many hours in the office with an open door policy and signage on the street. Updated website that is easier to navigate, email/mail out list, and better equipped Town Notice boards.


Q4. What is your position on municipal tax rates and the corresponding level and allocation of services?

A: I know that we need to find ways to keep costs down and make municipal businesses positive assets instead of burdens to our taxpayers. We need to find a way to help fill vacant businesses and draw light industry to the area.


Q5. What is your vision for this area, and how would getting elected help achieve it?

A: If elected I plan on creating better relationships with groups and individuals. People deserve to be heard and have elected officials working for you. I want a community that I can be proud of, raise a family, and have my children have option to stay in town rather than have to look for work and/or opportunities elsewhere.

Getting elected would help us be able to plan for not just the next 4 years but many years to come!


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