Gord Davies is seeking a seat on the District of Taylor council in this month’s municipal election.
Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 15, and voters will elect four councillors and one mayor to serve as the next district council through to 2026.
Alaska Highway News has sent out a questionnaire to all candidates asking about their experience, priorities, and where they see the future of the district headed.
Responses are being published as they are received. The answers below have been edited for spelling and grammar only.
Voting will take place at the Community Hall, with advanced voting opportunity on Oct. 5.
Name: Gordon Davies A.Sc.T.
Occupation: Public Works Manager/Director of Operations
Community involvement: Resided in Taylor 20 years, vast amount of local government experience
Why are you running for district council?
To extend my local government experience to assist our community to function better.
What are your top 3 priorities?
A. Develop community-to-community transit service.
B. Develop/lobby for additional senior’s housing units.
C. Ensure Taylor instructional pool remains open five months per year.
The district has an extra million dollars - How do you spend it?
Construction of additional community amenities, such as:
Additional paved walking trails
Additional streetlights for personal security at night
Then place 25% in a reserve fund to accrue interest
Picture Taylor in 2032. What do you see?
Taylor continues to be a thriving, friendly, rural community having just endured three years 2030-2032 of construction of a new Peace River bridge. Jarvis Crescent buildout of homes is nearing completion with a population increase of 10% over 2022 population.
What's the last local event you attended?
Taylor district council meeting of September 20, 2022.
What's the last movie or book you enjoyed and why?
Top Gun. Great story, exciting action, and amazing surround sound effects.
What's your dream post-pandemic vacation?
Two month long vacation to Scotland during festival season as I play the bagpipes.
Taylor's best kept secret is...
The natural beauty of spring in the valley, with the buds on the trees springing open to leaves, co-ordinated with the first day of golf at the Lone Wolf Golf Course.