Jason Blackman-Wulff will not run for re-election

The one-term councillor’s announcement didn’t provide a reason or hint at future plans

It’s official — council will have at least five new faces around the table in the next term.

On Monday, sitting councillor Jason Blackman-Wulff confirmed that he will not run again in the 2018 election.

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"It has been an honour to serve my community over the past four years. We are so fortunate to be part of a fast-growing community with active citizens who are passionate about the future of our town,” he said in an emailed release.

"The tremendous growth we have experienced has brought with it many opportunities and challenges. I am proud to have led the Housing Task Force and successfully advocated for significant, progressive changes that have generated funding that will see the District take a more active role in developing and facilitating affordable rental housing for local residents."

With his announcement confirmed, that means Doug Race is the only council member looking to return to his current position.

Sitting councillors Susan Chapelle and Karen Elliott are both running for mayor.

Blackman-Wulff has been on council since 2014.

In his press release, Blackman-Wulff referenced the Oceanfront agreement, planning for Brennan Park upgrades and improvements in transit as important achievements.

"I thank the people of Squamish for placing their trust and faith in me to serve our community over the past four years,” he said.

 

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