I have decided to run in the upcoming elections at the Iranian Canadian Congress to continue my involvement with the Board of Directors. Here is my candidacy statement:
After much consultation with my colleagues and many of our active members at the Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC), I have decided to run in the upcoming ICC elections to continue my involvement with the Board of Directors. I believe the ICC is at a critical juncture, and I see it as my duty to continue serving the organization to ensure its long term growth and success.
Upon joining the ICC as a member and volunteer three years ago, I soon realized that the organization was in need of serious reforms. In the first two years, first as a volunteer and then as the public relations director, I focused my efforts on community outreach to attract supporters and volunteers and to encourage the younger generation to participate in the ICC.
Over the past 12 months, I have had the honour of serving as the President of the ICC. With the help of my talented team, we were able to significantly improve the work of the organization, expand our reach within the community, and effectively advocate for the interests of Iranian Canadians at the highest levels of the Canadian political system.
I believe the positive results of our work speaks for itself. In only 12 months, the number of supporters in our audience network has increased from 4,000 to nearly 10,000 people nationwide. For the first time in the decade-long history of the organization, the ICC has recruited local volunteer teams in all major cities and provinces across the country.
Today, the ICC is stronger than ever before in its ability to serve our community. However, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to ensure the ICC stays on its path toward long term success. I believe that I have the skills, the experience, and a proven track record to lead the ICC in the right direction in this critical moment in the history of our community. I therefore ask for your vote of confidence on May 28th so that I can continue serving our community as a member of the ICC board.