Meet the Candidates: Kevin Jolly

City of Trail: Jolly, Kevin – Councillor Candidate

  • Oct. 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Kevin JollyI have been a Trail resident for 15 years. I was elected to Trail council in 2011 for the first time. I have worked in the financial services industry for 20 years and for the last 10 at Kootenay Savings. I currently serve our membership as a District Manager for Trail & Warfield. During my tenure with KS, I have held four different management positions.

Each of those roles has encompassed progressively more responsibility for managing a larger portfolio of assets and leadership of more team members. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Personal Financial Planning designation (PFP)

The number one challenge facing the next council group in Trail will be managing change as we implement the initiatives we set out to accomplish in our community.

We are challenged with leading the community forward through significant changes in our economy, demographics and landscape. Transition and change can be difficult to navigate for all of us.

My strategy to help our residents move through this period of growth is to provide increased awareness through clear, simple and consistent communication.

Providing factual and timely information to our citizens is vital to improving our collective understanding and acceptance of our new state. Listening to and acting on your feedback along the way is integral to successful change management. Change will happen no matter who is elected.

We must purposefully manage that process rather than simply being impacted by it.

There are several inter-municipal agreements that were either reviewed or initiated during the last three years that should be brought to completion early in the next council term; Beaver Valley Recreation Agreement, Area A Boundary Expansion and a new agreement on Economic Development Services in our region. All of them will require a greater level of cooperation at the regional table.

Building on recent successes with the Warfield recreation and culture agreement and the pedestrian pipe bridge agreement with Rossland and Warfield, opportunity now exists to resolve some of these outstanding issues. If elected, the strengthening of these relationships and the pursuit of mutually beneficial agreements for all will be a key focus of mine as we move forward.

In my view, this focus on building better relationships with neighboring municipalities will be the cornerstone for the overall success of the next Trail council.

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