Jim Court­ney

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - Editorial -

Be­liev­ing in pro­mot­ing a pos­i­tive com­mu­nity and try­ing to im­prove the qual­ity of life for oth­ers sparked my in­ter­est at an early age to be­come a vol­un­teer. I started my jour­ney by par­tic­i­pat­ing in a twenty-six mile walk for OX­FAM, ad­vo­cat­ing for men and women fight­ing to end poverty in their com­mu­ni­ties and around the world. It was ed­u­cat­ing and re­ward­ing to know that I helped make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of those less for­tu­nate.

I con­tin­ued to vol­un­teer with many other groups and agen­cies; and with a ded­i­cated com­mit­ment, I have do­nated 188 whole blood do­na­tions to date. This demon­strates my com­mit­ment and mo­ti­va­tion for of­fer­ing my­self as a can­di­date in our up­com­ing mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion.

I moved to our town ap­prox­i­mately twenty eight years ago with the Depart­ment of Jus­ticeA­dult Cor­rec­tions Di­vi­sion. I served in this depart­ment for thirty-one years, where I re­cently re­tired as As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent and given the same, I am now able to of­fer my­self as a full time coun­cilor.

I have been blessed with three beau­ti­ful chil­dren, Carolyn, James and Noel who are now adults and have taken up their re­spec­tive ca­reers in other prov­inces. My spouse is Bernie Power and we re­main ac­tive in pro­mot­ing Grand Falls-Wind­sor as a place we are proud to call home.

Cur­rent Vol­un­teer­ing

Air Cadet League of Canada – Cen­tral NL Di­rec­tor

Chair­per­son of the In­ter­faith Ceme­tery Com­mit­tee

Ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tion with the Knight of Colum­bus (war­den)

Sal­va­tion Army – Serv­ing on an Emer­gency Re­sponse team

Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices – Blood Donor

In the past I served three terms as a town coun­cilor; a po­si­tion I had per­formed with hon­estly and in­tegrity. Dur­ing this ten­ure I chaired all stand­ing com­mit­tees within coun­cil. My past ac­com­plish­ments also in­clude

Fed­er­a­tion of Cana­dian Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties

Elected Di­rec­tor for New­found­land and Labrador Gov­ern­ment of Canada Ex­em­plary Ser­vice Medal Gov­ern­ment of New­found­land and Labrador

Re­cip­i­ent of Award of Ex­cel­lence

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