Ron Oszust runs for Mayor of Golden

Town of Golden: Oszust, Ron - Mayor Candidate... Ron Oszust's self profile.

  • Oct. 14, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Ron Oszust is running for mayor in the Nov. 15 election.

On October 25th, Carmen and I will have been married 34 years; we have 4 children and are not only life partners, but also business partners and co-workers.  I have been self-employed most of my working life and have always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  We’ve operated a number of businesses in Golden and I am happy to say that we were successful in our ‘succession planning’ in that we sold Snowpeak Rentals to Mike Palumbo, we sold Selkirk Glass to Gary and Marie Newgard and this provided me with the opportunity to pursue my other true passion – community service. Combined with the work ethic and business experience that is necessary to be successfully self-employed, I also have a very strong Social Conscience.

Upon moving to Golden in 1988 we became very involved with the community through volunteering on fundraisers, PAC meetings, working on playgrounds and trail systems.  I was a member of the Kinsmen Club, the Golden Fire Department, Golden and District Search and Rescue, the Snowmobile Club, involved with the Mount 7 Rec Plex, on the In-town Trails Committee, a cub and scout leader, a school team coach and team driver; to mention some of my past activities.

I also bring Local Government experience to the table in that for past 3 years I have been on Golden Town Council, prior to this I was the Electoral Area Director for Area A for 12 years (2 years I had the privilege of being elected by my peers as Chair of the CSRD Board) and prior to this I was a School Board Trustee for our school district for 6 years.  I also had the privilege of being a Board member of the Columbia Basin Trust, Southern Interior Development Initiatives Trust, Kootenay East Regional Health Board, Golden and District Emergency Management Program and the Okanagan Regional Library.

Today I continue to be engaged with the community through many involvements; including the Rotary Club of Golden, the Columbia River Treaty Local Government Committee and as a Paramedic with BC Ambulance.  I enjoy spending time with family, volunteering, putsing in the yard, hiking, biking and most outdoor activities.

With my business and local government experience I hope to be a part of the team that will help our community to continue to move forward.

I would be honoured to have the opportunity to represent the people of Golden, as your Mayor.

 

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