Thorogood: ‘Integrity, fair, unbiased … good listener’

Originally from Winnipeg, my background was in law enforcement having 28 years service with the RCMP, including three years in charge of the Tofino detachment.

As well, I was your bylaw officer for three years before moving on to private enterprise in the hospitality business.

I was elected to council in 2011 and my goal then was to address our aging infrastructure and it is still one of my main concerns.

I have enjoyed my term on council and believe that this council has done a good job working together even though we sometimes disagreed, we moved forward.

I pride myself in my honesty and integrity, being fair and unbiased, non judgmental, a good listener and a proud citizen of Tofino.

There are many issues facing our community now and in the coming years, unfortunately many are expensive.

Tourism being the driving force of our economy puts a huge demand on our water supply.

We have also been mandated to have secondary sewage treatment facilities.

Both of these issues will have an effect on future growth and development. Then there is the issue of roads, housing, parking and transportation.

I don’t have all the answers but I do have my thoughts on them. Council relies on staff and professional consultants to bring forth best options after which we (council) are tasked with making informed decisions.