Posted on 09/20/2010, 1:17 pm, by mySteinbach
John Fehr

John Fehr running for Steinbach City Council.

Longtime Business Owner and Community Builder Offers Diverse Experience

Saying that he is hoping to offer residents a background of diverse experience and community service, Steinbach businessman John Fehr announced today that he had filed nomination papers to seek election as a councillor on Steinbach City Council.

“I am passionate about our City and care deeply about its residents,” said Fehr. “This is a community that I lived in for the past 38 years and raised my family in, have built my business in and I would welcome an opportunity to be part of building upon its past success by serving on city council.”

Fehr and his wife, Mathilda, have owned and operated Trucks Unlimited Inc. in Steinbach for the past 18 years. In addition, Fehr has a long history of community service including:

• Serving as a trustee on the Hanover School Board
• Being a member of the Steinbach Community Development Corporation and the Steinbach Planning Commission
• Being president of the Manitoba chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada.

Fehr is also currently an elder on the board of Southland Community Church and is Chair of the Board of the Steinbach Christian High School.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have been supported personally and in business by the Steinbach community. With the support of my wife and my children, I look at this opportunity to serve on Steinbach City Council as a way to give back to the community that has given much to me,” said Fehr.

Fehr said that some of the key issues he will discuss during the campaign include:

• Working to ensure Steinbach families have access to family doctors
• Building strong relationships with neighbouring municipalities
• Ensuring services are delivered to residents and property owners in the most efficient way possible
• Building strong relationships with the City’s business communities who provide jobs and opportunity for residents
• Encouraging and supporting local churches and other not for profit organizations that take the initiative to establish programs that help support the needs of local residents that would otherwise have to be financed by local or other levels of government

“Past councils have shown a strong sense of fiscal responsibility and community compassion. Those values are as important today as they have ever been. They have made our City successful and we need to continue to use them as our compass for future decisions,” said Fehr.