Candidate profile: Jody Blomme

Jody Blomme is running for a position on Rossland city council.

My name is Jody Blomme and the following are some of the reasons for supporting me in the upcoming elections for City Council:

I’m actively involved in the Rossland Lions’ Club and am on the executive boards of the Rossland Legion and the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.  I left my position as Director of Operations of an executive level recruiting firm in Calgary shortly after discovering Rossland and buying an acreage on the south side of Red Mountain.  I spent my first season in Rossland as a supervisor at Red Mountain and have since been eking my way out as a writer, editor, and a website/e-business builder and marketer.

I’m running for council because I think Rossland is an incredible place and I want to always be an active part of it.  Community involvement is extremely important to me, and I see working on council as the ultimate community service role.  As well, there are some important issues coming up and I really want to be a part of the decision-making process, to make sure all the right things are being considered.

What I bring to the table are my many years of experience working on community Boards of Directors, both as Director and President.  What I have always become known for on these is for making practical, sensible, well-researched decisions and for “getting things done”.  I was also highly involved in student government and held political positions while pursuing my first university degree.

Aside from that experiential background, I bring to the table the belief that, ultimately, councillors are representing Rosslanders, not themselves.  Councillors need to keep a constant ear to the community, encourage feedback, and then use this input to make what would be all the more competent and practical a decision. I don’t believe that any group of six councillors can come up with all best solutions on their own; they need public input.  There is always going to be a Rosslander out there with an even better idea or a better solution to a problem. Council needs to hear it and consider it.

Thank you for considering me.  I look forward to the prospect of being your Rossland City Councillor.

 

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