Archive for ◊ October, 2011 ◊

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• Monday, October 31st, 2011

Here’s a question from a recent newspaper interview, and my answer, just in case you didn’t read said newspaper.

What previous experience do you consider an asset?

I have been elected as a Councillor for the District of Tumbler Ridge for the past two terms and have served as an alternate to the Regional District board. I currently hold an elected seat on the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). I sit on the Public Safety and First Nations sub committees on this board. This seat is very important to the region and I am honoured to have, for my second term, been elected to this seat. I also sit on the North Central Local Government Association, a position I was elected to this past spring. I sit on the Alaska Highways board and have been actively involved in promoting tourism throughout the region. I have been involved in numerous boards within the Regional District and province, working to ensure that the North East has a strong voice provincially and federally.

I have spent the last two terms as a Councillor for the District of Tumbler Ridge, working on forming relationships that serve not just that community, but the whole northeast. I bring determination and the ability to work hard to accomplish a task. However, one of my biggest strengths is my ability to work with the people I represent—my educational background is in Social Work, Emergency Management and Victim Services. All of these jobs require the ability to listen to people and be a strong advocate.

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• Monday, October 31st, 2011
1) What made you decide to run for Regional District?


For the past three years I have sat on the Regional District Board as an Alternate for the District of Tumbler Ridge. I have thouroughly enjoyed working with the Regional District board as well as the staff at the Regional District office. The Peace River Regional District is well served by this fantastic group of people. I have learned so much from working with Karen Goodings, Arthur Hadland, Wayne Hiebert and Tim Caton. All four of these people have been a a wealth of knowledge. In Tim retiring, Area E has lost a strong voice and a man with amazing knowledge. He will be a difficult man to replace, but I believe that I have the desire and the ability to learn from him and his experiences and be a strong represtenative for Area E. It has always been my intention to serve as an alternate for one more term before running for the seat, but when no one came forward to run for the Area E seat, I decided to move my time line ahead.