Mel Rothenburger to run for TNRD position

CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — Good morning. Below is a media release I’m issuing today. I present it as-is so that The Armchair Mayor News publishes what’s provided to other media and nothing more.

I’ll establish a separate blog for campaign-related matters.

However, the A.M. News will continue to be a community portal, which includes being available to anyone running for office in the Nov. 15 civic elections to announce his or her candidacy or major initiatives.

— Mel Rothenburger

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Mel Rothenburger


Re: Thompson-Nicola Regional District election,

Electoral Area P (Rivers and the Peaks)

I’ve decided to seek election on Saturday, November 15 to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board of directors representing Electoral Area P (Rivers and the Peaks).

Mel Rothenburger.

Mel Rothenburger.

My previous six years as a Director on the TNRD board have given me an appreciation for the important work the TNRD does.

The regional district provides a wide range of services including water, fire protection, building inspection, solid waste management, libraries — more than 100 services in all.

I want to put my experience and record of leadership in regional and civic government to work for the area in which my family and I reside, and for the TNRD as a whole.

There’s a wonderful diversity of communities in Area P. Residents around the area and region tell me they understand the need for government, but they don’t want too much government. They accept taxation as a necessity, but they want tight financial control.

I’m committed to consultation with residents on issues important to each community, co-operation with other electoral areas and municipalities, accessing a fair share of senior-government funding for local projects, and getting the best possible value for our tax dollars.

Regional government is close to people — it deals with everyday, important issues. I’m excited about the prospect of being a voice for the people of Area P (Rivers and the Peaks) at the TNRD board table.

Some of previous experience:

  • TNRD, Director, 6 years
  • North Thompson Wildfire Recovery Task Force
  • Thompson-Nicola Film Commission, Chair
  • SD73 Board of Trustees, Chair and Finance Chair
  • City of Kamloops, Mayor, 6 years
  • Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Championed Tournament Capital project, Kamloops Centre for Water Quality, McDonald Park Community Project


About Mel Rothenburger (9367 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

10 Comments on Mel Rothenburger to run for TNRD position

  1. Mel……when I get that political feeling…..I just lie down until the feeling goes away. Best of luck anyways!

  2. You would be a wise and profound representative for we, the citizens.

  3. Some people just can’t seem to retire. Good on you Mel, you are the (hu)man for the job.

  4. Tracey Lodge // September 9, 2014 at 5:10 PM // Reply

    I wish you the best of luck and I think you will do great work as a TNRD Director!

  5. Good luck Mel. As mentioned above,, why not try for mayor again ?

  6. Sean McGuinness // September 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM // Reply

    Why not run for mayor? It’s yours for the taking.

  7. Good fir you Mel. My senior principle Greg Taylor would be proud of you.
    Bob Saucier

  8. Lawrence Beaton // September 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM // Reply

    Mr. Rothenburger, I wish you much good fortune with your future political aspirations.

  9. Go Mel!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: