Mayoralty candidate Ken Popove says he has the right experience for the job. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

Mayoralty candidate Ken Popove says he has the right experience for the job. (Greg Laychak/Black Press)

VIDEO: Profile on mayoralty candidate Ken Popove

He’s the type of leader that just likes to quietly get the work done, says Popove

A series of mayoralty video profiles has been produced by The Progress to prepare Chilliwack voters ahead of the Oct. 20 election.

Interview questions for all five candidates tackled affordable housing, crime, economic development, and why citizens should vote for them.

Ken Popove pledges to bring a “different style” of leadership to the mayor’s chair.

“I’m a quieter, get-the-work-done kind of guy,” said Popove.

READ MORE: Popove running for mayor

Experience wise, he has served seven years as a city councillor, and 12 years at the Downtown Chilliwack BIA before that.

As the co-chair of Chilliwack Healthier Community, Popove helped bring the more than 40 health and social service providers that comprise the CHC network to one working table.

“I am very good at putting groups together,” he said referring to the CHC.

“My work with Chilliwack Healthier Community is a fine example of that.”

He’s not taking credit for the success of CHC, he hastened to add, but he was a big part of uniting the partners to “tackle what we have in front of us.”

READ MORE: A few more meetings to hear candidates

He has the right experience to make a difference.

“I know Chilliwack,” Popove added. “I know where we’ve come from and I want to be a part of where we’re going.”


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