August 20, 2013 (St. John’s, NL) – Today, at St. John’s City Hall, Dave Lane was officially nominated for candidacy for Councillor At Large for the 2013 municipal election.
Nominated by his mother, Mary Lane, and his Campaign Manager, Josh Taylor, Lane was appreciative of the encouragement given by his family, friends and supporters. “It’s inspiring to see citizens engaged in municipal politics, and I am proud to be a part of this democratic process. I believe that our city will be better if we are all given an opportunity to express our views and contribute to decision making. I’m thankful for the nomination and hope to serve the people of St. John’s as we build a thoughtful, informed plan for our community.”
Lane is the former founding chair of Happy City St. John’s, a group of dedicated citizens who aim to encourage and enhance public engagement at a municipal level. Lane serves on the boards of Downtown St. John’s and the Newfoundland Historic Trust, the St. John’s Clean & Beautiful’s “Take Pride Take Action” committee, and the St. John’s Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards committee. He participates in several standing committees at City Hall, including Police and Traffic, Heritage Advisory, and the Municipal Plan Review Advisory Group. He also performs in two choral groups, Quintessential Vocal Ensemble (QVE) and Innismara Vocal Ensemble.
Lane graduated from Memorial University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Computer Science, and is a development partner at Dc Design House, a local marketing firm.
“If we plan ahead, listen to each other, and work with the future in mind, we can create a city that has lower taxes, attracts investment, and has a sustainable economy,” said Lane. “I know we can achieve this, and I hope to work with council, city staff, and citizens to realize our city's potential.”
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Dave's mom signing the nomination. With her, left to right, are Dave, Josh Taylor, Dave's dad Gary, and Maureen Harvey, the city's election coordinator.