There will be a race this fall in Area B of the Regional District of North Okanagan, representing BX-Swan Lake.
Myles McGovern, the president and CEO of a Vernon-based environmental technology company, will be challenging incumbent Bob Fleming for the four year position.
McGovern (pictured) has concerns about how issues like Stickle Road, the Ogo-Grow facility, and the Greater Vernon Landfill access, have been handled.
“Some of those things start to concern me a little bit in that the constituents aren’t being well represented to the district, as opposed to, it seems to be the district dictates to the constituents what they want,” McGovern tells Beach Radio News.
McGovern says he wants to give people a choice on Oct. 20th, rather than seeing an acclamation.
“I think it’s important that people have an opportunity to vote, and I’d just like to see that continue.”
McGovern was asked if he has any specific criticism of Fleming, who is also the RDNO board chair.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people, and people go ‘Hey, we like Bob, but…….There’s that but, and I think it’s important, let’s give people a choice then.”
McGovern is president and CEO of Vorsana Environment Inc.
McGovern’s bio says he’s had a successful background in the global technology sector, twice nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the year and has been recognized for numerous accomplishments including the development of Google Streetview.
As CEO of Immersive Media he was an architect of the technology and the company filmed the first 75 cities for the streetview launch in 2007.
While CEO of Immersive, the company won an Emmy award for their contributions in Taylor Swift 360 videos and produced numerous award winning VR applications over the years.
Listen as Myles McGovern talks to Beach Radio News about his company developing Google Steetview:
The married father of five says he’s not a politician, but hopes to bring a pragmatic approach to government and some of the decisions that need to be made.
“I’d like to see the District serve and better support the community, I’d like to be the voice of the constituents rather than RDNO’s voice.”