A current city councillor announced on Wednesday that he will vie for another mandate in municipal government.
With economic diversification at the top of his reelection agenda, Garth Frizzell is a three-term veteran of Prince George council. For the past nine years he has also been peer-elected to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. If elected again, he will be FCM president in 2020-2021.
Frizzell pointed to "the need for realistic partnerships" from the provincial and federal governments for infrastructure cost-sharing.
"We need to continue pursuing support, and that means advocacy at the highest level," he said, pointing to his past success obtaining funding for infrastructure, housing and the coming legalization of cannabis.
Frizzell is an entrepreneur with more than a decade of award-winning success in technology business development. He is past-president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce. Frizzell is also an educator, currently teaching entrepreneurship, economics and international business at the College of New Caledonia.
Frizzell identified the modern forest sector as critical to the economy and spoke to the need to protect the industry.
At the same time, he pointed out the significant impact that the education and health care sector have in our city.
"The growth of high-tech has been core to my interests, and I was excited this spring to get word that the long advocated high-speed fibre-optic data transmission line north has been approved after almost a decade of advocacy," he said. "Advocacy can pay off, as we saw with the fibre line, but it only means the start. Now we're ready to get serious about pursuing some significant opportunities."
Frizzell announced his intention to meet in person with all interested groups and persons, carrying out his commitment to connect with the public. He can be contacted at: email@example.com.