Dan Davies steps down from Fort St John city council to focus on role as MLA

8/1/2017

Dan Davies says he will miss his time on Fort St John’s city council as he moves on to provincial politics.

 

Davies officially resigned from his post today, to focus on his role as MLA for Peace River North. He says he's enjoyed his time serving the city.

 

“Local government is an incredible level of government," Davies said."Everything you do, every policy you make, every decision that you make, when you leave those council chambers, you drive out the door and you’re driving through town, you’re seeing the results of those directly, the impact you’ve had on your community. So it’s an incredible level of government to be a part of, and I’m proud of the work that we have done, my colleagues, myself, the three mayors I’ve served under.”

 

Davies spent 12 years on council, and he says he learned valuable lessons he can take to the provincial level.

 

“One thing that we’ve always been doing as a city council is making sure we get the word out who we are here in the north," said Davies. "That is something that I see I can now really do, talking to MLAs throughout the province, certainly the lower mainland, island, talking to government leaders now, and talking to them about the industries that affect all of our residents here in Fort St. John.”

 

Davies says some of his biggest accomplishments on council include paving streets, and the building of the Pomeroy Sport Centre.