Niagara Falls, ON (May 17) – Local entrepreneur and long-time community volunteer Chris Dabrowski today announced his candidacy for Niagara Falls Council.
Dabrowski, who was born and raised in Niagara Falls, is the Co-founder and President of Niagara Falls Comic Con, the city’s largest consumer show, and has worked and volunteered with every Business Improvement Area in the city.
He’s also been a committed volunteer for numerous Niagara organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Falls View Hose Brigade, Community Clean Sweep, Gillian’s Place, Project SHARE, Community Kitchen, and Niagara Falls Soccer Club, to name a few.
“The prospect of joining Niagara Falls’ next council team is really exciting,” Dabrowski said. “I’ll bring my understanding of the whole city, and my real devotion to it, as a lifelong resident, long-time volunteer and business owner. Niagara Falls is a great city, but it could be an even better place to live.”
“One of my real strengths is connecting people together to achieve a common goal. That’s why I decided to run,” Dabrowski said.
A communications professional, Chris is also President and Founder of High Impact Public Relations, Hamilton Comic Con, Niagara Falls Oktoberfest and Niagara Falls Beer Festival.
He was recently Chair of the City of Niagara Falls Canada 150 Committee, which succeeded in co-organizing, marketing and managing more than 220 local Canada-themed events in Niagara Falls last year. For four years, Dabrowski has been a member of the City of Niagara Falls Parks and Recreation Committee, and he’s also been on committees for KO for Kids, Box Run and the Welland Canals Foundation.
He most recently raised more than $25,000 in support of the Falls View Hose Brigade as part of his Pop Culture Trivia Night initiative and other endeavours launched last year.
The Falls resident believes a new council can build on the strategic priorities of: prosperity for everyone and economic growth, financial stability, and building a healthy, vibrant, fun and beautiful, well-planned city.
“We can accomplish even more as a council by working together creatively and strategically in ways to benefit all residents, while helping the city to prosper and improving our quality of life,” he said.
Ontario’s municipal elections take place Monday, Oct. 22.