I feel so fortunate to live in Cranbrook/ʔakisqakⱡiʔit, in this beautiful part of ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa.
I bring valuable experience, knowledge, and skills to Cranbrook City Council, based on my 25 years of working in the local non-profit sector, six years on the board of the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, and several years of volunteering with the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club.
As the largest centre in the Kootenays, the City of Cranbrook needs and deserves excellent governance. I will focus on effective oversight, due diligence, and collaboration, using a respectful and open-minded approach, including careful financial stewardship.
I will work to grow and enhance a positive, proactive, and professional organizational culture at the council table. This includes contributing to a productive working relationship between Council and management, embracing diversity, creativity, and innovation, and ensuring that City staff have the skills and resources they need to provide excellent customer service to the residents of Cranbrook and the business community.
Housing and homelessness are clearly high-priority, complex concerns for our community. I will work to establish a task force, including local non-profits, Indigenous organizations, law enforcement, small business, and all levels of government, to create an action plan for Cranbrook. We need to come to the table, willing to listen and learn from each other, to create the best possible solutions for Cranbrook.
I will work with the local business community to identify and address barriers, streamline processes, and maximize the use of technology.