Was pleased to be able to interview Kevin Skrepnek in this week's podcast. Kevin is a young Kamloops leader to watch. At the age of 19, he want to work at MP's Betty Hinton constituency office, he ran for City Council at 21, and he now serves on the City's Social Planning Council. I've been really impressed with him since I've got to know him over that past year or so. We don't agree on everything, but I respect Kevin a lot. He is on a pretty fast learning curve, and I imagine he will be very successful as a community representative now and in the future. Here is a roadmap of our audio interview, and below the roadmap, the audio of our interview.
00:42 - moved to Kamloops 2.5 years ago, born&raised in Meford Ont
02:19 - getting hired by Betty Hinton, the pAssport crunch opportunity
04:15 - Kevin's pre Kamloops history of community involvement
04:42 - what it was like working for an MP
06:03 - the Michael Crawford domain name incident
10:18 - running for city council, municipal politics so much more practical, great experience
16:25 - the Ins and outs of a successful council campaign
17:47 - young people voting, getting involved. How do we get more of that?
21:04 - Barack Obama
22:48 - Kevin one of newest members on city social planning council, business community / social advocates integration
28:10 - takeways from a younger person who is involved in his community.