Local realtor Brian Loverin has announced he will be seeking a seat on the council this fall.
Loverin said he would bring his knowledge of Squamish and the needs of young families to the role if elected to city council.
“I decided to run because I’ve spent a long time volunteering around the city and I’ve been able to see the needs that organizations and families have, but it’s been frustrating to not have a big enough voice to help them out. “I know that being on council would give me a platform to carry those voices to the city level.
Loverin has volunteered with Squamish Food Bank and created the Squamish Children’s Festival.
He is also the admin of the popular Facebook group called the Sea to Sky Road Conditions which boasts over 22,000 members.
Loverin said he has gotten to know numerous Squamish residents and city staff and feel this will be of benefit in delivering a voice that represents all.
He says his background in marketing, sales and real estate and personal development would be an asset when advocating for funding for the city or just trying to move meetings along and keep them on topic.
Loverin said he isn’t running on a platform of two or three things, but is focused on creating a more well-rounded community that fully works together.
“The city is growing far past what we currently have accessibility for, just population wise, so we need to assess our needs now for the next 10 years – create a financially responsible plan to create more multi-use buildings.
“Instead of just focusing on Brennan Park, we need to be able to integrate those and create multi-use facilities, working hand-in-hand with all the departments at the city…to move these plans forward.”
He will focus on creating a safe community including all areas of Squamish, but especially our downtown core as there was need for emergency services in the core.
“We have had people die due to emergency services not being able to make it on time or at all. This will be my priority right from the start,” he said.