I retired to Nanaimo two years ago for the beautiful parks, scenery and relaxed lifestyle. This is a vibrant and diverse City, and I want to see it continue to grow as a healthy, thriving community for individuals, families and businesses. For this we need better governance, and I am committed to helping achieve this.
There are a lot of younger people in this city who are just as excited and invested as I am, and I am excited to be a part of a team that sees just how much we can offer those younger people. Infrastructure and art are not mutually exclusive
Nanaimo has some wondrous potential, though we need a more collaborative city council to work for our community’s best interests. Previously, I have worked with Save Colliery Dams, Save Linley Valley, and Save Nanaimo Harbour, on their social media strategies.
The No Vote campaign taught me that I want to be working beyond a neighbourhood scale to make our city better. Our community needed people to step up, and we responded, the core organizers and all our dedicated volunteers alike.
I worked for the City of Nanaimo for 25 years before I retired as the Manager of Building Inspections in 2017. The last three years were the worst of my career, due in no small part to the antics of the five-man majority on City Council. Being the laughing stock of Canada is not what Nanaimo should be known for. We can and must do better than this, which is why I decided to join OurNanaimo. Please help us elect a competent Council in October. It truly is time for a change.