Election 2014: Harwood to run again for mayor

Clearwater's mayor does not plan to run again to be North Thompson (Clearwater-Blue River) school trustee

John Harwood is running to be mayor of Clearwater again.

John Harwood is running to be mayor of Clearwater again.

District of Clearwater: Mayor John Harwood announced at the end of a town council meeting held Aug. 19 that he intends to seek another four-year term as mayor of Clearwater.

“A year ago I wouldn’t even have considered it for health reasons,” he said. “However, things have changed dramatically.”

Harwood said he does not plan to run again to be North Thompson (Clearwater-Blue River) school trustee.

He has been the town’s mayor since it was incorporated as a municipality in December, 2007.

Harwood has served three terms as mayor and four terms as school trustee.

Before that, he spent 34 years in the education system as a teacher and an administrator. Harwood was born and raised in England and moved to Canada in 1966. He holds a diploma in machine shop engineering and is a qualified tradesman.

He is past chairman of the Hospital Board (where he was instrumental in the founding of Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital), the Thompson Nicola Regional District board and the Community Resources Board.

The last B.C. municipal elections was held three years ago. Starting this year, municipal terms will be four years.

The next municipal voting day will be Nov. 15.