Meet The Members of OurNanaimo

OurNanaimo is a grass-roots group committed to better local governance and a vibrant, healthy Nanaimo.

Rebecca Chan

Member

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

Fredrik Collin

Member

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.

John Dacombe

Member

The quality of governance is what separates most stable, healthy, happy societies, from those that are violent, unhealthy and oppressive.

Kathryn-Jane Hazel

Member

It upsets me greatly that the actions of our current city council are damaging the image and reputation of this wonderful community. I want Nanaimo to get the council it deserves.

Blake McGuffie

Member

As a second generation Nanaimoite, and living and working in the downtown all my life, I am greatly concerned at the deterioration of our core, and with a Council who does not seem to care.

Fred Pattje

Member

I served on the South Downtown Waterfront Initiative Committee and still consider this to be among the most progressive and visionary work to have ever come out of City

Sydney Robertson

Member

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.

Wanda Thompson

Member

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.

Tom Weinreich

Member

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.