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Ken Blackburn

Independent for Campbell River Council

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Biography

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Ken Blackburn has lived and worked in Campbell River for the past 18 years. He is currently the Executive Director of the Campbell River Arts Council and Program Manager for the Museum at Campbell River.

Ken is passionate about Campbell River. He believes that this is an important time for change in our community. New voices are needed to create an economy of positive growth, one based on both our natural geography and our rich culture. Campbell River is poised to be a progressive city of destination for the world.

Leadership needs to be dynamic, engaged and trusted. A leader needs to understand the essential relationship between the private sector and the not-for-profit sector within a community. Both contribute equally to a local quality-of-life and are dependent on each other for economic success.  

Ken Blackburn has sat on numerous City committees over the years. He has created over 800 community programs.

Reason for running

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To bring new ideas and creative thinking to City Council. It is time for change in the leadership in our community.

“I am passionate about Campbell River.  I believe that leadership needs to be dynamic, engaged and trusted. A leader needs to understand the core relationship between the private sector and the not-for-profit sector within a community.  Both contribute equally to a local quality-of-life and are dependent on each other for economic success.”   

Ken Blackburn has sat on numerous City committees over the years and has worked in a number of volunteer capacities.  He has created over 800 community programs through his work 

“I understand well community dynamics and what it takes to effect real change. I am looking forward to the election campaign to outline where we need to go to foster our economy, to face our social challenges together and to put in place the environmental awareness needed to ensure the Campbell River area grows in a sustainable manner in the years to come. “

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