The Port Coquitlam Community Foundation's board chair is taking another chance at potentially earning a seat on city council.
On Friday (Aug. 26), Dawn Becker became the latest known candidate to formally announce her campaign for the 2022 municipal election — set for Oct. 15.
This is the second time Becker has thrown her hat in the ring for council.
In 2018, she was the third runner-up for the sixth and final spot after earning 30 per cent of the overall ballot (3,567 votes).
Now, the Port Coquitlam resident of 25 years believes its time to "question the status quo" of the city in leading to better decisions on growth and development.
"We live in a beautiful small city. Employing a range of approaches to maintain balance, seek win-win solutions and maximize opportunities allows city council to strengthen the pillars of community, business and environment," Becker explained in a release sent to the Tri-City News.
According to her website, Becker's campaign appears to be rooted in ensuring community-oriented decisions.
This includes those made for the environment, traffic and transportation, as well as housing and taxpayer-fund management.
If elected, Becker believes she can "remove obstacles" to achieve impactful results.
"Serving on a number of diverse boards has given me hands-on experience as I listened, learned and shared my perspective," she said.
"As a city councillor, I will serve Port Coquitlam with commitment, integrity and fairness."
Becker is also a 21-year member with the IWA-Forest Industry Pension and Long-Term Disability Plans, which represents Canadian foresty workers and their families.
As well, she said she's an active volunteer with several community groups, including People’s Pantry, United Way and Lions Club.
Other known candidates who have formally announced their intentions to run include Mithila Karnik, Justin Alexander Smith, Sarah Harbord, Erik Minty, Jami Watson, council incumbents Dean Washington, Glenn Pollock, Nancy McCurrach and Steve Darling, and mayoral incumbent Brad West.
For more information on Becker and her platform, you can visit her campaign website.
As well, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a series of all-candidates debates for local 2022 civic elections.
Port Coquitlam mayor and council nominees will get the chance to speak to the issues that matter to them, and take questions from the public, at Riverside Community Church on Oct. 3.