Doug Stuart is running to be the Area B director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.
For the past 12 years, Stuart has served as the alternate director for the Revelstoke region and as such attended numerous committee meetings, city council meetings as well as district director meetings.
Passion for politics is one of the many reasons Stuart is running for the position.
“I would enjoy having the opportunity to help people with any issues or concerns they may have,” Stuart said in an email. “My vision is to keep taxes low, while still having sustainable growth. I wish to develop a good working relationship with the City of Revelstoke regarding shared agreements, i.e fire protection, parks and recreation use.”
Stuart has lived in Revelstoke since 1975.
“I’ve seen the booms and busts in this community, including B.C. Hydro Dam, Downie St. Sawmill shutdown, and CP Railway Shops moving to Golden,” Stuart said. “The Revelstoke Mountain Resort has put us on the map, providing economic growth. I do think it is important to embrace the opportunities the future will bring us, not be fearful, but at the same time recognizing the value of our rural lifestyle that we have all come to love. We live in a beautiful community, and I do believe a balance can be achieved with good vision and planning.”
Stuart retired in 2008 after 33 years working as a Yardmaster for CP Rail Revelstoke Division.
“During that time I was responsible for all operations in the Revelstoke yard. This required close communication with various crews and all levels of management,” Stuart said.