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Arjun H Singh

Independent for Kamloops Mayor
Collaboratively developed, solutions focused. Goal is a vibrant, resilient, happy, healthy, prosperous, safe, connected, and caring community.

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Born in Kamloops, Arjun believes he has the right tools and skills to serve his community.
We need experienced leadership on Council. I bring 30 years of public policy experience, 14 years on city council, and experience as full time acting Mayor in some tough situations.

 WORK EXPERIENCE CITY OF KAMLOOPS / CITY COUNCILLOR DECEMBER 2005 - NOVEMBER 2008 DECEMBER 2011 - PRESENT CITY OF KAMLOOPS /ACTING MAYOR JUNE 2017 - OCTOBER 2017 Longest serving current member of city council. Served on almost every council committee since first elected. Proposed successful initiatives to council colleagues on opportunities such as climate action, fiscal responsibility, and better engaging youth at city hall. By unanimous vote of council, took on the role of full time acting Mayor when Mayor Milobar became an MLA and Mayor Christian was elected in a byelection. Helped steward the community through an active wildfire season with Kamloops as a key evacuation centre for the BC Interior and through the final stages of council's input into the Ajax mine proposal.  THOMPSON NICOLA REGIONAL DISTRICT / DIRECTOR MARCH 2014 - PRESENT One of six Kamloops council members appointed to TNRD board. Have served on economic development and tourism committee and utility services committee. Have fully supported the board’s work this term to tighten up fiscal accountability.  SANDS APARTMENT / PROPERTY MANAGER SEPTEMBER 2005 - PRESENT Help manage 2 building apartment complex with 78 units. Overall responsibility for strategic planning. Experience in renting suites, tenant relations, scheduling and managing contractors, and risk management. UNION OF BC MUNICIPALITIES / DIRECTOR, VP, PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 2013 - SEPTEMBER 2020 Elected by province wide vote of local elected officials to UBCM Board. Lots of experience on advocacy and partnership with the provincial government. Served on UBCM board convention committee, indigenous relations committee, environment, and Presidents committee. Chaired the environment and Presidents committee. Also Chaired UBCM’s special committee on climate action. Served as UBCM President in 2018/19.  FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES / DIRECTOR SEPTEMBER 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2019   JUNE 2020 - PRESENT Appointed to FCM board for one year as UBCM President. Then, elected by BC local elected officials. Have served on standing committees for increasing Women’s participation in local government, municipal infrastructure and transportation, anti equity and racism, and environmental issues and sustainable development. Chaired the environmental issues and sustainable development committee. BC LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY / VP, PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR SEPTEMBER 2014 - PRESENT Have helped train hundreds of local government elected officials across BC.  PREVIOUS POSITIONS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2005 Owner, Full World Internet Coaching

Coordinator, Kamloops Community Racism Response Protocols

Internet Marketer, Brookdale International

Owner, Five Rivers Clothing Company

Project Officer, Oxfam Canada NGO 1994 South Africa Election Observer Team 

Community Support Worker, Kamloops Society for Community Living 

Busboy, Orchid Mandarin Restaurant

Delivery Driver, Brownies Fried Chicken EDUCATION ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY / MA, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS OCTOBER 2009 - OCTOBER 2011  FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY / GRAD CERTIFICATE IN DIALOGUE, DELIBERATION, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AUGUST 2009 - JANUARY 2010 UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA / GRAD CERTIFICATE IN INTERNET MARKETING 1999 MCGILL UNIVERSITY / BA, POLITICAL SCIENCE SEPTEMBER 1987 - SEPTEMBER 1991 AWARDS UBCM Life Membership 2019

AIM Foundation Environmental Mentorship Award 2020

Kamloops This Week Readers Choice - Best Politician 2021

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