Election 2018: Robert Elliott seeking council chair

Robert Elliott is seeking a city council seat in the upcoming municipal election.

Elliott moved to Revelstoke in 2004 from Canmore where he was involved in the Chamber of Commerce as the treasurer for several years.

“Transplanting to Revelstoke I’ve served as a treasurer on the Canadian Avalanche Association’s board of directors and participated as an early board member with Avalanche Canada. Currently, I am the vice chair of the community’s Economic Advisory Committee,” he said in an email to the Revelstoke Review.

Looking back at past businesses, jobs and building projects he has been engaged in, Elliott said it seems he has a tendency to venture in when others are sensibly scrambling to exit.

“Change will inevitably occur but our city seems to be in a reactionary place rather than controlling its direction,” Elliott said. “Its time to truly identify the community we want to become and implement measures to get us there.”

Elliott considers himself an advocate for Revelstoke but said there are many sore spots: housing, civic tension, worker shortages, infrastructure strains, affordability.

“We have an opportunity to create an exceptional community. The exceptional will come with a positive and forward outlook. I believe I can bring that to the council table,” he said.

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