After a decade of active involvement in the Kirkland community, Peter Rakobowchuk has decided to take the next logical step and run for office. He’s seeking election as Councillor for District 8 in the town of Kirkland.
“This town has been a great place to live for me and my family and I’d like to do my part to contribute to its continued success,” said Rakobowchuk. He intends to focus on ensuring that Kirkland’s infrastructure is up-to-date and well-managed, improving recreational facilities and promoting programs for seniors.
He has been a member of the Kirkland Planning Committee for the past year. Previously, he sat on the Kirkland Public Safety and Traffic Committee. In the past few years he has also served on the committees that planned Kirkland Day and the 2012 Kirkland Winter Carnival.
His contributions also extend to education as he was a member of the Governing Boards of Windermere and Sherwood Forest Elementary School and chaired a Lester B. Pearson School Board Parents Committee representing 14 schools.
He’s hopeful that the eligible voters in the district are ready to support him in his efforts to make Kirkland council more transparent and bring new ideas to the table.