Wayne Sherwood Municipal Election Candidate Profile
Name: Wayne “Smokey” Sherwood
Municipality: VILLAGE OF WESTPORT
Position sought: COUNCILLOR
Are you currently retired or working (what industry); RETIRED ELECTRICIAN (DARLINGTON NUCLEAR)
Former elected positions/terms if applicable: IBEW SHOP STEWARD
Community volunteer experience (service clubs, local committees, fundraising, etc): FORMER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, SNOWMOBILE CLUB, RECREATION CLUB
Please list the top three issues facing your municipality and its residents that you would like to tackle in the upcoming council term:
AGING INFRASTRUCTURE 2) AGING INFRASTRUCTURE 3) AGING INFRASTRUCTURE
Your solutions/approach to those three issues:
It’s critical that we develop an assertive, can-do attitude at town hall. We will aggressively pursue grants from upper level of government. We’ll also develop a plan of action to generate more revenue from both the community centre/arena and the harbour. In Westport, my number one priority is to address the sad state of repair Bedford Street and village sidewalks. A main street, Bedford St. has become an embarrassment to village and needs to be fixed. I commit to being relentless in developing a plan of action to tackle Westport’s aging infrastructure.
Do you own property or operate a business in the community you are seeking election in? Yes, I own 8 Bedford Street in Westport.