Hope running for city council position

Warren Hope

Warren Hope, a local Accountant and Associate Portfolio Manager, has announced he will be seeking a position on Swift Current City Council during the upcoming municipal election in November.

Hope, who is currently an Associate Portfolio Manager with Value Partners Investment Council, says there are some financial issues the City will be facing in the upcoming years and he would like to add his expertise to council.

“I was feeling like maybe with everything we’re going to go through with COVID and the shutdown, that all levels of government will probably have some problems and some tougher decisions to make from a financial perspective. So I’m just hoping that my background and education would be an asset and a positive,” he said.

Hope has volunteered in many capacities during his time in Swift Current. He has been on the Board of Directors for the Swift Current United Way and volunteered extensively with Swift Current Minor Hockey while his daughters played that sport. He served on the Board of Revision for the City of Swift Current for several years. He was selected to the very first national Standards Panel for FP Canada which establishes the Standards that all the Certified Financial Planners in Canada must follow.

Additionally he was treasurer for the Sask. Landing Golf Course when it was built in the Sask. Landing Provincial Park. He was also on the board of directors for the Elmwood Golf Club when they embarked on a renovation project, and was ultimately the president of the Club during most of the course’s construction.

“Obviously I like to volunteer whenever I can,” he said of his extensive work in the community.

He feels his education, background and work experience provides hime with a strong financial perspective and he would be able to present some different ideas.

“I’m sure there’ll be some interesting decisions that will come up over the next two years here. And I’m definitely a fiscally conservative type person, I like to be careful and cautious. So I definitely agree with Swift Current having a growth plan. I think that’s excellent. I think anyone that lives in town can certainly pick a project that maybe they’re not the biggest fan of. But I think in general our City and our Council tries to move things in the right direction. I can’t say that I’m running because I’m really upset with a whole bunch of things, it’s more that I’m running because I’m hoping that maybe I can make a positive contribution.”