Meet The Members of OurNanaimo

All of our members came out of the NOVOTE2017 society and the fight for fiscal responsibility in our city.

Wanda Thompson

Founding Member

I got involved with NoVote2017, a short six months after moving here, because I felt strongly that there were better ways to spend our tax dollars and use our waterfront.

Fred Pattje

Founding 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

Rebecca Chan

Founding 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

Allan Davidson

Founding Member

It is time for a change and I’m hoping OurNanaimo can help bring that about in the next municipal election.

Jennifer Davidson

Founding Member

I love living here. I especially love the beautiful scenery and small city atmosphere.

John Dacombe

Founding Member

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

Kathryn-Jane Hazel

Founding 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.

Don Bonner

Founding Member

I’m passionate about finding more ways for the public to have a say in the governance of building our city and community.

Sabrina Lorenz

Founding Member

We moved here and witnessed nothing but infighting and a total lack of progress and direction in regards to the growth and overall maintenance of this city in the directions outlined in the various studies and community consultation documents we read.

Sydney Robertson

Founding 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.

Blake McGuffie

Founding 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.