My name is Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt, and I am running for the position of councillor for District Five - Dartmouth Centre. Presently, I am a professional chef and I enjoy cooking and all its applications. However, my other huge passion has always been politics and community involvement. I have since my early twenties had a keen interest in running for public office, and finally I feel that the timing is right. I feel that I have the insight, maturity and compassion to be beneficial as an elected official.
I am 32, and I have lived the majority of my life in Dartmouth. I love Dartmouth, it is a wonderful community to live and work in. We have beautiful parks, amazing recreation facilities and most important caring, engaged citizens. I believe that we are at a time in our city's history of governance that we need a shift. We need a council that will be open, honest and accountable. We need a council that benefits both individual districts and the municipality as a whole. We need a council that is engaged in both the districts that they serve, and the democratic process that we all value so much.
I strongly believe in giving back to the our community. I have always been active in various community groups:
Canadian Cancer Society
Halifax Pride Committee
St. John's Pride
Kids Help Phone
Royal Canadian Cadet Corps #1 Nelson
Canadian Forces Rocks the Hill
International Fleet Week Review & Royal Canadian Naval Centennial
CFB Halifax - Health Promotion
Katimavik - Halifax Site
I look forward to a wonderful campaign of information, ideas and engagement with my fellow candidates and citizens of Dartmouth Centre.