Wayne Stetski is making his return to municipal politics after getting elected to Cranbrook city council.
“I’m really happy to be back serving the people of Cranbrook,” he said.
“I like helping people and very much look forward to being able to continue doing that.”
He said council needs to listen to the public to help solve Cranbroo’s issues.
“We are there to serve them first and foremost. In order to do that properly we need to continue to hear from them,’ Stetski said.
“There’s a lot of concern of course around affordable housing which is not surprising at all. Also concerns generally around climate change and where the world is going.”
He said his connections at all levels of government will be an asset to the community.
“I’ve always believed in treating other politicians with respect and that includes fellow politicians. I’ve maintained positive relationships with cabinet ministers both in Ottawa and Victoria.”
“It’s not something I would ever abuse but absolutely I do know where to get help and ask the right questions.”
Stetski likes the look of the new council and is glad it’s getting more diverse.
“I think it will be a very strong council. A very balanced council. I’m excited we now have two women on council. That is an area we need to work on if we’re actually going to reflect the community in the long run.”
Stetski was elected alongside newcomer Lynnette Wray, and incumbents, Norma Blissett, Mike Peabody, Ron Popoff and Wesly Graham.