Over the last four years
I am, and have been, an active community member and a strong advocate of community development.
I will continue to stress a grass roots approach to solving problems and the need for community participation and involvement.
I have experience working with people from all over BC, and in all levels of government, on issues that affect the Robson Valley region. Together we have moved forward on some very important initiatives:
We have brought local representation to the SD 57 board,
Advocated for local decision making around back country access and development,
Supported clean energy, affordable housing, children and seniors.
There is a new grant program that will be available next year - an Area H community foundations grant and we will be posting information on that as we move forward.
Through sound policy around land use and an “open for business” attitude we are attracting new people with new ideas into our communities
I keep saying we, because I have not done any of this on my own.
The administration and staff at the Regional District are smart and professional. We have worked hard to implement the policies that I and the rest of the board have advocated for on your behalf.
The community groups I have worked with are full of passion, enthusiasm and knowledge and it is a privilege to work with them towards our common goals.
Local government does not build community - people do!