Patrick Corridor says he has a sense of inevitability relating to management.
Having served as a policeman for twenty years, Mr Corridor discovered himself drawn to government positions throughout a broad vary of sectors, together with retailers and never for income.
That prolonged by to his private life, the place he discovered it pure to volunteer to assist lead native sports activities golf equipment and different group teams.
“I all the time felt that if individuals have been in search of a hand on a committee, I had the time and the inclination to do it and I all the time thought I had one thing to supply,” Mr Corridor stated.
“Invariably I’d all the time put my hand up, which was not all the time nice as a result of we had 4 children, however we bought the job performed.”
These motivations resurfaced in 2015 when, conscious the Metropolis of Canning’s council had been dismissed, Mr Corridor campaigned to symbolize his local people in an official capability.
He tempered a run for mayor on the time, reasoning he wanted extra expertise earlier than launching a bid.
Nevertheless, his background and broad data throughout industries stood him in good stead for the function when he efficiently stood for the place final 12 months.
Mr Corridor stated he was decided to deliver his give attention to efficient management to a group with a historical past of ineffective governance.
“Anyone is aware of Canning effectively is aware of that it’s an extremely great metropolis with a proud historical past, however at occasions we haven’t endeared ourselves from an area authorities viewpoint,” Mr Corridor informed Enterprise Information.
“I do know the council’s been dismissed twice in its historical past, which isn’t one thing many individuals can be notably happy with.
“For me, I seemed on the historical past, and thought it was about time we cast a practice we might all be happy with, and that we bedded down a council the group could possibly be happy with.
“There’s no glory in native authorities, however individuals must be assured the individuals they’ve elected to handle the funds of town are doing so to the expectations of the individuals who really put them there.”