Unfinished business has Kent seeking a fourth term as mayor of Duncan

After three terms as the mayor of the City of Duncan, Phil Kent doesn’t feel he is finished yet.

"I still think there’s lots to do," said Kent, who was first elected mayor in 2005 and is vying for a fourth term in this fall’s election. "We’ve been making a lot of progress on a lot of fundamental things in our community play, but there’s more to do on a

number of our initiatives."

Strategic direction and prudent fiscal management have been vital to council’s success, he said. Among the achievements from the past years, Kent counts road, water and sewer improvements and upgrades, flood mitigation projects, parks and recreation improvements, downtown beautification projects, and urban forests plan implementations as highlights.

In addition to serving the city as mayor, Kent has also been chair of the Island Coastal Economic Trust since 2012 and chair of the Cowichan Success By Six Council of Partners since 2011. He has also been chair of the CVRD Board and Exempt Management Staff Compensation Committee, Vice Chair of the CVRD Regional Services Committee, a member of the CVRD Economic Development Commission and Transit Committee, and a director of the Island Corridor Foundation.

Kent hopes to continue to bring his experience and leadership not only to the city but to other regional groups.

"It’s not just for the city," he said. "That’s where my main focus is, but it’s also regionally and Island-wide."

Kent pointed to a city emblem as something he strongly believes in.

"Our City Coat of Arms includes the banner ‘Unity and Progress,’" he said. "And that for me is one of the driving guides of my leadership; I look forward to sharing my platform in the upcoming election with citizens and candidates."

Just Posted

Coming up in Cowichan: Learn about chinook at one session, Cowichan health and hospital plans at another

Island Health’s board of directors will be in the Cowichan Valley Thursday for a public forum

George Nielsen brings managerial experience to bid for Duncan councillor

Like others, I am concerned with the increase of homelessness and drugs within the Valley.

Bayview Place pullout a magnet for trouble, Maple Bay neighbours say

North Cowichan council forwards concerns to police

Getting along and information flow essentials for Area G director candidate

Jonas feels working productively together makes a better community

Affordable housing, fiscal responsiblity important to Duncan city council hopeful Carol Newington

I recognize the importance of keeping Duncan Green, Clean and Safe!

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Cowichan Coffee Time: 4H, a marathon and fundraising

• A group of 4H-ers had a woolly good time at the… Continue reading

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Appeal pipeline decision but consult Indigenous communities, Scheer says

The federal appeals court halted the Trans Mountain expansion last month

B.C. electric vehicle subsidy fund drains faster than expected

Province adds another $10 million to incentive fund

Most Read