Brandon city councillor Jeff Fawcett is announcing his candidacy for mayor in the 2022 municipal election in the city he’s proud to have called home for the past 50 years.
Fawcett, who has served as the Assiniboine Ward councillor for the past 12 years, is excited about the opportunity that lies ahead for the Wheat City.
“This is a special day for me and my family,” Fawcett said. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish over the past 12 years, from flood mitigation to sensible tax increases, and I look forward to presenting my vision on how we can continue to grow this great city together.”
Fawcett has spent his entire life in Brandon raising his two sons — Max and Will — with his wife Jodi.
“The timing is right for me both personally and professionally,” said Fawcett, who owns D&B Sprinklers and is a partner in Westman Solar Solutions in Brandon. “And as someone who has raised a family I know how important providing opportunities in the way of education and employment are to a modern and vibrant city.”
Fawcett said staying focused on the things the city can control while looking for opportunities for growth will be a keystone of his campaign.
“Providing quality and cost effective services — whether that’s protective, garbage pickup, street and sidewalk repair or clean water — are vitally important to the success of any city,” he said. “And when you take care of those things, and do them well, it puts you in a position to take advantage of opportunities that might come your way.”
With a long track record of working with both the Federal and Provincial governments, Fawcett is ready to get to work for the people of Brandon.
“I hope to spend a lot of time between now and the election listening to people about what their priorities are for the city and I hope on October 26 I have gained the trust of the voters in Brandon,” Fawcett said.
Jeff and Jodi are active supporters of the YMCA, BU, ACC and Riverbank Discovery Centre.
Jeff has served or volunteered with the YMCA, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, John Howard Society, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon University Foundation and Westman Immigrant Services.
During his time on council, Jeff has also served on the Audit and Finance Committee, Building Standard and By-Law Compliant Committee, Downtown and Wellness Committee, Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples Council and Community Wellness Coalition.