West Kelowna: Milsom won’t seek re-election

There will be at least one new face on District of West Kelowna council by the end of this year.

District of West Kelowna Coun. Gord Milsom will not seek re-election in this November's municipal election.

There will be at least one new face on District of West Kelowna council by the end of this year.

Coun. Gord Milsom told Capital News Tuesday he has decided not to seek re-election this November.

“It’s been wonderful being on council and representing the community. I’m really grateful for the opportunity,” said Milsom.

“I’m going to miss it, but I’m still going to stay involved in community service in different ways.”

Milsom was first elected to council in the District of Westside’s inaugural municipal election in 2007. He was re-elected for full three-year terms in 2008 and 2011.

“There’s (been) lots of highlights. There’s been great participation by residents and our staff have been really committed to good customer service.

“I think we’ve done a good job investing in infrastructure. As a result, I think our roads are safer.”

Milsom said he will continue to follow what goes on at Municipal Hall after his term is over.

“I think it’s important that there constantly be good communication between council and the community, I’m going to keep an eye on that.

“I’d (also) like to see greater access to health services here on the Westside.”

He added he plans to dedicate more time to his financial planning practice and spend his hours away from work with family and friends.

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