Chamber president Campbell Watt will run for council

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PENTICTON - Campbell Watt has announced he’s running for a seat on Penticton city council and says his experience in local organizations and the business sector will give him a leg-up in the competition.

Watt has entered the race with hopes of making a positive change to the city, for example by finding an easier process for business licensing, putting an end to legal action and “ultimately be sure that City Hall as a whole is a more organized unit,” he says.

Watt is heavily involved in his community — he’s been the president of the Chamber of Commerce two of the last three years, and president of the Downtown Penticton Association for the last two years. He also sits on the city’s Community and Business Development Committee.

Being a part of these organizations, Watt has dealt with a lot of issues that overlap with city issues, specifically the business and economic side of things, he says.

It has given him a better understanding of how the city works, and “being part of a board, being part of that atmosphere gives me the confidence of knowing the processes (the city) needs to go through,” he says.

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