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Gordon FullerCommunity activist Gordon Fuller has announced that he will be a candidate for Nanaimo City Council for the third time. Fuller believes his experience tackling social issues has given him insights he wants to bring council. Over the years Gord has worked with the Crystal Meth Task Force, the Nanaimo Alcohol and Drug Action Coalition, the Working Group on Downtown Social Issues, the Mental Health Advisory Council, the City of Nanaimo Nuisance Property Committee, the Nanaimo Social Development Strategy, the S.A.F.E.R Downtown Nanaimo Project, the Community Food Connection, Food Link Nanaimo, the Action for Diversity Team, and the Nanaimo Food Share Society.

Gordon Fuller is currently the Co Chair of the Nanaimo 7-10 Club Society, President of Friends of Plan Nanaimo, Vice President of the South End Community Association, and Vice Chair of the Nanaimo Neighbourhood Network. He's an active participant in the Nanaimo Citizens Advocacy, Nanaimo Old City Association, Neighbours of Nob Hill, the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership – Housing Design and Development Subcommittee, the Working Group on Homeless Issues, and the Mid Island Coalition for Strong Communities.

Fuller is a third generation Nanaimoite, having lived in Nanaimo for the past 27 years. In 2002 he completed a degree in Child and Youth Care at Malaspina University/College while working full time as manager of Samaritan House Emergency Shelter. He's currently employed with the Nanaimo Youth Services Association as coordinator of their 20-unit Youth Housing Complex. On housing and homelessness, Gord has this to say: “The City of Nanaimo must lobby provincial and federal levels of government to work with the municipality in the provision of affordable housing and other means to end homelessness in Nanaimo.”

Says Gord, “We need to implement sustainable small-scale social programs that move away from the institutional and toward community integration. We must work toward social equality and the elimination of the endemic poverty that exists in Nanaimo. This process can be accomplished in part through innovative affordable housing options that do not place a greater burden on the already high taxes that exist in Nanaimo. It is imperative that we, as a community, recognize and value diversity and the potential of all citizens in contributing to make Nanaimo a vibrant and inclusive community.”

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