Monk engages voters, clocks 12-km neighbourhood runs
Kelowna, BC –When Alan Monk began his campaign to be Kelowna’s newest elected City Councillor he took to heart the concept of running for City Council. At times clocking 12-km days, Alan has been running through the neighbourhoods of our beautiful city, meeting people and hearing their concerns.
He’s mapped his journey with Kelowna voters through a smart phone app and shared his election journey through posts on his social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
“By November 15, at least I’ll be in good shape; hopefully this old guy’s knees will hold up,” Monk posted on October 20 after a 12.1-km and 1,100-calorie run through the Kettle Valley neighbourhood. “I’m taking care to run at a pretty gentle pace so that I’ll hang in there.”
From environmental concerns to praise for downtown revitalization, and input from off-leash dog park advocates, business owners and the Sikh community, Monk has been a one-person mobile public consultation endeavour over these last few weeks.
“Well, last Saturday seemed to be National Leaf Raking Day and there were lots of conversations with politically-engaged residents,” says Monk, a strong advocate for democracy. “The voters have my commitment that I will keep the conversation going once elected. City Council needs to be transparent, open and committed to engage with its residents.”
You’ll catch Monk over this last week of the campaign in Glenmore, Rutland and in the Hospital area of Pandosy.
Kelowna residents go to the polls on Election Day November 15.
To follow Alan Monk’s campaign, visit votemonk.com