Eric Scott, who moved to Sechelt in 2013, is throwing his hat into the ring to run for council.
Scott, 46, is vice president of flight operations and safety for Harbour Air, and said in his campaign announcement that although he only recently moved to Sechelt with his wife and sons, his ties to the region go further back.
“I spent quite a bit of time on the Coast when I was growing up as my grandparents lived in Sandy Hook. It was an easy choice to come to live here full time when opportunity presented,” he said.
As well as working for Harbour Air, Scott is a member of the Recreational Aircraft Association at the Sechelt Airport and has been a small business owner in partnership with his wife, Trish, a pharmacist.
Scott has also served on economic development committees and currently serves on two national aviation trade association boards.
“This is where I feel my abilities would be helpful on council. I manage projects, analyze issues and make decisions. I am not afraid to push back where it is needed,” Scott said in his release.
“At the top of most people’s concerns are the SCRD managed water and waste management. We need to create solid solutions, in order to move forward with any other sustainable development within our municipality. We also have other concerns like access and affordability of housing for every demographic from our youth to families to seniors [and] employment, not just for our youth but families as well.
“I have a desire for our community to grow sustainably so we can all afford to live here but not lose the things that drew us to live here in the first place. Yes, that will mean compromise in some areas, but it should come with open communication as to why.”
Scott’s campaign announcement also said he’s “not aligned with any party” and “will work with whomever the voters choose, to create open and respectful dialogue.”
Scott has set up a campaign Facebook page, called Eric Scott of Sechelt Council.