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Ross Hawse

Independent for Vernon Council

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Biography

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Ross and his wife Deanna live in Vernon’s East Hill neighborhood and have a blended family of five adult children.

His interest in municipal government has followed his 30 year career in broadcast media.

Ross has a degree in Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). His professional career includes serving as the Director of Operations for Vista Radio West, General Sales Manager for Newcap Radio Alberta, and Regional Manager for Vista Radio’s BC South/Vancouver Island group of radio stations; A career of bringing community groups and businesses together.

He has served as the Vice President of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, is a past director on the board of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters as well as The Kelowna Boys and Girls club and is a former member of the broadcasting advisory boards for both BCIT and NAIT. Ross is currently finishing his volunteer training as an Emergency Response Manager with the North Okanagan Canadian Red Cross.

Reason for running

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People are at the heart of Ross’s decision to seek a seat on Council. He recognizes that our challenges are complex and that people are struggling to make ends meet while governments at all levels are failing to provide support for people who need it most.

Natural disasters due to climate change have become far too common. Important decisions are on the horizon, and strong, progressive leadership is required to ensure Vernon makes the right choices to improve our community’s safety and well-being, housing and affordability, transportation needs, services for seniors and families, and climate strategies. I also want to encourage our community to build civic pride by continuing to supporting, promote and grow the amazing arts/culture/sports and festivals that call Vernon home.

“I believe it is possible to have our cornerstone be small town values while moving forward building a fruitful city for generations to come.”

Let’s build a better Vernon, together.

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