In his own words: Duncan council candidate Ranjit Dhami
I am running for council out of sense of responsibility and loyalty for my community.
I grew up in Duncan delivering papers to Mayor Barker, and Mayor Coleman. I also coached Mayor Kent's son's youth soccer, so I feel a connection to the work they put into this community.
As the President of the Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce I have the privilege to work with many local stakeholders in the community and I am always impressed with their passion for Duncan. I know I share their sense of passion and commitment for our community as well.
It's easy to be an arm chair critic, but it's very difficult to stand up and be accountable. I understand the importance of dialogue, transparency and being held accountable for the decisions I make.
I have been part of the Duncan Community for over 37 years. Colleen and I have been married for 23 years and we are proud to have raised our two children here. I am a Bank Manager in Downtown Duncan.
I hope voters in Duncan will give me the honour to represent them on Council.
President, Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce
Chair, New Regional Visitor Centre Project
Chair, Gourmet Gala Committee: Major Chamber fundraiser and community development event
Chair, Chamber Black Awards Committee: Annual Chamber awards honouring the best of the best in our region in business and volunteerism
Volunteer: Heart and Stroke Foundation - Big Bike, United Way, Big Brothers and Sisters, Run for the Cure, Children’s Hospital and Dinner for the less Fortunate.