Candidate for Gibsons Council, 2018
After many years of business experience and wide-ranging volunteerism, Carol Doyle is now looking to serve her community in a new role, as a member of the Gibsons Council.
“If elected, I am committed to building on the momentum set by the current Mayor and Council, and to collaborating with all levels of government,” says Doyle. “I will work with the new Mayor and my Council colleagues to facilitate sustainable economic growth; increase access to affordable and adequate housing, seniors’ care facilities, mental health services, and resources to alleviate homelessness; and to support infrastructure improvements, including those required to ensure that our water sources remain safe, particularly as our population increases. I believe that the key to our success as a Council will be communicating with, and seeking input from town staff and residents in a civil, courteous and honest fashion.”
Carol’s professional experience includes senior marketing roles, beginning in 1974, with ARS Records, a division of CBS, in Toronto; a major Ontario food broker; and a Pharmaceutical wholesaler in Alberta. She was Executive Director of the Kelowna District Art Council, and the founding member and president of the Kelowna Women in Business, before moving to Gibsons where her son lived and was the local Conservation Officer, in 1997. She owned and operated Jack’s Lane Bistro and Bakery from 1997 to 2001, and the Gift of the Eagle Gallery from 2002 to 2011, giving her a solid understanding of the challenges facing small businesses in Gibsons.
Her volunteer work includes serving as:
“I’ve enjoyed each of these volunteer opportunities,” says Doyle, “but I must admit one of my most recent volunteer activities was also one of the most fun: teaching cooking classes this summer to children at the Gibsons Public Market. It’s such a great, welcoming community space.”
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